Earlier today Belmont’s Campus Security was alerted to a possible bomb threat on campus, and three residence halls and two academic buildings were evacuated by security officers and Belmont staff. Belmont followed its established protocol–in consultation with Metro Police–to assess this threat and secure the campus. We take seriously every comment or action that could affect the safety of Belmont students, faculty and staff and took all precautionary measures to protect our community.
Following a full investigation by campus officials and Metro Police, all of the evacuated buildings have now been cleared to re-open. All exams have continued, though ones originally scheduled for an evacuated building will proceed in the new locations this evening.
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About Belmont UniversityRanked No. 7 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the fifth consecutive year as one of the top “Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 6,650 students who come from every state and 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The university’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs, a fact made evident in the University’s hometown, Nashville, where students served more than 60,000 hours of community service (valued at $450,000) during the last academic year. Belmont is also home to the World Cup champion Enactus team, a group of 42 student leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. With more than 80 areas of study, 23 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. For more information visit www.belmont.edu