Northern Illinois University Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Police at several colleges and universities across the Midwest are investigating a series of bomb threats made at those schools on Thursday.

Northern Illinois University in DeKalb is one of the universities that received a threat.

University officials said Thursday night that a bomb threat was received around 6PM, resulting in an immediate evacuation order being given for all campus buildings. No explosive devices were found during a search of the campus and the university is open and classes are being held as scheduled this morning.

DePaul University in Chicago was also briefly closed after receiving a bomb threat against a specific building on its campus on Thursday.

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