Pennsylvania community college closes after nerve agent threat
Westmoreland County Community College, located in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, closed its main campus and eight satellite locations after a caller threatened to attack the school if his demands for money were not met, according WPXI.
"There was a threat to our campus and we are currently investigating," school officials announced on Twitter, WPXI reports. "All campuses remain closed for the day."
The caller asked for $1,600 and said he would release an "explosive chemical nerve agent" that would reach a four mile radius. No injuries or further incidents related to the threat have been reported.
"I went to my class. All the lights were off all the doors were closed," a WCCC student said, WPXI reports. "I don't know what goes through a person's mind that makes them want to do this stuff."
Pennsylvania State Trooper Steve Limani, a spokesman for the Greensburg barracks, confirmed that police are investigating the situation but said all information is being handled by school officials.
WCCC has not released further details about the incident but said they expected classes to resume the following day.