Community College Closes All 5 Campuses After E-Mail Threat

Monday, April 30th 2007, 3:39 pm
By: News On 6

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A series of e-mails threatening violence against a community college led officials to close all five of its campuses Monday for a third day of classes.

Delaware County Community College received about a dozen e-mails Thursday threatening "violence against numerous persons," according to police, who suspect the sender may be a student.

The campuses will remained shut down Tuesday, college president Jerome S. Parker said Monday after a meeting between school representatives and law enforcement officials. College officials hoped to reopen Wednesday.

Officials decided to close all the campuses in part because of the massacre at Virginia Tech, where a gunman killed 32 people and himself in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.

The college serves about 10,000 students in Delaware County, outside Philadelphia.