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Stanford's graduate business school reopens after bomb threat

 

UPDATE: Police reopened all roads and buildings at 5:16 p.m. after determining there was no threat. At 1:57 p.m., officers from the Stanford Department of Public Safety and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office completed an initial sweep of half of Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Knight Management Center after a bomb threat earlier this morning, according to the university's emergency alert system.

Employees are being allowed back into cleared buildings to retrieve belongings and to get their cars from the Knight Management Center parking structure.

The Knight Management Center will remain closed for the rest of the day, while police complete their investigation. Affected employees have been dismissed for the day.

Campus Drive, Arguello Way and Serra Street remain closed.

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Police this morning are evacuating the area around Stanford University's Graduate School of Business after school officials received a bomb threat, according to the university's emergency alert system.

University officials first reported the threat at the Knight Management Center at 10:48 a.m. at emergency.stanford.edu.

Officials are warning people to stay away from all areas around Arguello Road, Campus Drive and Serra Mall as police search the area.

University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin said the threat is affecting about 700 university employees, a number that includes faculty. But classes are not in session at the business school.

Other parts of the campus are operating normally, she said. Lapin expects police to be searching until 1 or 2 p.m.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff/Bay City News Service

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