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More campuses lock down amid gun and bomb scares
More campuses lock down amid gun and bomb scares

Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now. Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several hours. The bomb threat proved false, but Harvard was not alone in seeing its final exams disrupted: That afternoon, the University of Massachusetts Boston evacuated a building after reports of a gunman, which also turned out to be unfounded. For college students across the country, such warnings come with disturbing regularity, driven by hyper-vigilance and federal requirements that officials rapidly report possible threats. Last...

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