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Bomb Threat Evacuates Two University of South Carolina Campuses

Authorities say a bomb threat forced the evacuation of two campuses at a University of South Carolina branch.

Vice Chancellor of University Advancement Lynn McGee says the threat was called into the school near the Georgia border just before 1 p.m. Monday.

The caller didn't specify a location, so university officials and law enforcement decided on a full evacuation of the school's campuses near Bluffton and downtown Beaufort. They sent an emergency message to students and faculty.

McGee says bomb-sniffing dogs from a nearby Marine base and the Beaufort County sheriff's office searched all buildings, starting with the dorms and dining halls.

Nothing was found.

Classes for Monday were canceled.