DeVry to reopen schools after bomb threat
February 10, 2014 9:00PM
Updated: February 11, 2014 2:07AM
Classes will resume Tuesday at DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing after the schools’ Chicago-area campuses closed Monday, including the one in Tinley Park, after an email indicated that several explosions would occur.
DeVry President David Pauldine said the decision was made Sunday after “close consultation with law enforcement officials who have experience in dealing with matters like this.”
The email was sent Sunday to two leaders of the Chamberlain school in Addison, leading to the decision to close all 10 regional campuses and have them searched by police canine units trained in bomb detection, according to a statement from DeVry spokesman Ernie Gibble. He said nothing unusual was found.
Pauldine said the sender’s address was attached to the email and police were working to verify that IP address. He said the address “may or may not mean anything. Until law enforcement can do analysis with the IP address, it is premature to identify the individual.”
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