Threats Force Evacuation at Los Angeles Valley College

Los Angeles Valley College was evacuated for several hours Wednesday in response to a series of threats received by campus officials, leading to the discovery of a suspicious package that was examined by a bomb squad.

According to a posting on the college's Facebook page, officials "received several threats and are working with law enforcement to validate these threats."

"The campus is being evacuated. Please leave the campus immediately and calmly. This is not a drill," the posting warned.

All evening classes were canceled at the college at 5800 Fulton Ave.

A suspicious item was discovered on the campus, and a bomb squad robot was deployed to get a closer look at the object.

The campus was cleared by 5 p.m. and there was no explosive device found.

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