Bomb threat discovered targeting UNCW's graduation

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Security for UNCW's graduation will be extra tight Saturday after someone made a bomb threat to the school.

The FBI is working with local law enforcement to investigate the threat, which was discovered last Thursday in a women's bathroom on campus.

"At this point, the threat does not appear to be credible," said UNCW Police Chief David Donaldson in a statement. "Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, extra security measures will be taken at this year's commencement ceremonies, including conducting purse and bag searches and using metal detectors."

Large-sized bags, including camera bags, will not be permitted into the graduation ceremonies.

Because of the extra time these security measures will require, faculty, staff, students and their families should plan to arrive early.

Anyone with information about the bomb threat should contact UNCW Police at 910.962.2222 or anonymously from or 910.962.TIPS.

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