LAKELAND, Fla. – Southeastern University has been given the ‘All Clear’ after a bomb threat had students and staff locked down on Friday.
A communication went to staff and students at 9:47 AM stating: Alert, “Shelter in place. Security alert for SEU. A threat to the campus community has been received. If any suspicious person or object is seen, contact Security or call 911.”
Less than 10 minutes later, another communication said, “A threat was received by email and it’s being investigated. Multiple deputies are on campus as a precaution. A similar email may have been received on other jurisdictions for other locations and is being confirmed.”
At 10:44 AM, an alert sent to staff says, “Shelter In Place. Deputies are still continuing to sweep the campus in an abundance of caution. Please continue to shelter in place.”
Our source told us that the Polk County Sheriff’s Department presence on campus was heavy and that parking lots and entrances were completely blocked.
At 11:39 AM, staff and students at SEU received an ‘All Clear’, ” Alert- All Clear. The Threat has been determined to be a hoax and the campus has been cleared by deputies. ALL CLEAR! Resume normal activities, classes will resume at 1:00 PM. Please continue to use caution and maintain awareness.”
We will update this story if more information becomes available.