At 2:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, Chippewa Valley Technical College was notified by the Eau Claire Communications Center that a call was received indicating there was a bomb at the CVTC Gateway Campus in Eau Claire. A second call was received by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office at 3:12 p.m., indicating that a bomb was located at the CVTC Menomonie Campus. Both campuses were evacuated
The River Falls campus was evacuated at 3:16 p.m. as a precaution; it was not included in the bomb threat.
All CVTC campuses, including Chippewa Falls and Neillsville campuses, were evacuated.
All CVTC buildings have been cleared by local law enforcement agencies and CVTC Public Safety.
Joni Geroux, vice president of strategic communications and community engagement at CVTC, said in a press release, "The safety of our students, employees and guests are of the utmost importance, and we appreciate the quick actions of law enforcement to check all CVTC buildings."
CVTC campuses will resume regular business operations on Friday, July 22.