Updated as of Aug. 10 at 12:22 p.m. to include additional information from a university spokesperson.
Elon University campus police conducted an investigation at the Moseley Center following a 911 call reporting a suspicious package, according to an Elon E-Alert Aug. 8.
Campus police evacuated the building and the alert encouraged people to stay away as the investigation is ongoing and await further instructions.
University spokesman Owen Covington told Elon News Network he would have more information in the coming days.
In a follow-up email to Elon employees and students, campus police said the investigation was conducted after Alamance County Central Communications received the 911 call.
Campus police completed an initial sweep of the building before contacting additional agencies for assistance. No suspicious packages were located.
The investigation is still ongoing, according to the email.
Also Aug. 8, both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University conducted police investigations due to suspicious devices.
UNC received a bomb threat at Carrington Hall, the School of Nursing building. The Daily Tar Heel reported upon receiving the threat, the building was evacuated and later ruled to be safe.
Similar to Elon, NCCU Police Department received a call the morning of Aug. 8 that there was a suspicious package at the university’s Department of Nursing building. The building was evacuated and investigated by the NCCU Police Department, in addition to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Police Department, North Carolina State Capitol Police Department and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police Department, according to NCCU News.
No suspicious devices were found and the investigation was cleared, according to the article.
In an email to Elon News Network, Assistant Chief of Police Douglas Dotson said as of Aug. 9 there are no updates on the investigation and the threat called in was unfounded.
Dotson wrote campus police will continue to work with both local and federal partners on the call.
“No specific connection has been identified at this time between the different campus events yesterday, but we will continue to consider that possibility,” Dotson wrote. “Safety of campus is our priority, and we engage other law enforcement groups and federal law enforcement partners to make sure we have the best information and protocols as we deal with such calls from a police and community response perspective.”