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UNA campus closes after bomb threat

FLORENCE (AP) — The University of North Alabama shut down its campus Tuesday after receiving four anonymous bomb threats by e-mail.

Authorities began searching buildings on and around the campus for any possible explosives. President William G. Cale decided to cancel classes after the last threat was received about 11 a.m.

The summer session began last week, and hundreds of students, teachers and staff were sent home. Students living in dormitories were sent to a recreation center.

"Summer enrollment is pretty high, so the campus didn't look that much different than it does during the fall," said university spokesman Terry Pace.

Officials planned to reopen the school Wednesday.

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