Bomb Threat At SWIC; Friday Classes Cancelled

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Friday classes are cancelled at Southwestern Illinois College due to a reported bomb threat.  It happened just after 8 a.m.  Authorities in Belleville evacuated the campus after someone called in a bomb threat to the school.

Campus officials confirm students have been moved from buildings to allow police to search.  Several students say traffic was heavy leaving the campus.

About 10 minutes away, Freeburg High School is on lockdown due to a gun threat. Parents were notified Thursday night.  Police are on campus, conducting searches of the school and surrounding area.

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