UPDATE: Arrest made in Clark State bomb threat investigation

SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 8 p.m.: Springfield police have made an arrest in the Clark State bomb threat investigation.

Crystal Jones, vice president of marketing, diversity and community impact, said she has been instructed to direct all questions about the arrest to Springfield police.

Campus will remain closed Friday, Jones said, but weekend activities are expected to resume Saturday.

Springfield police Sgt. Jake Eggers, the officer in charge Thursday night, said he had no information but noted that details would be released through a records request.

News Center 7 is making the request and we will update this developing report as information becomes available. We have also contacted the FBI in Cincinnati for information about the arrest.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping investigate a bomb threat that cancelled classes at all Clark State College Thursday.

The threat was called into the college just after noon and college administrators then alerted Springfield Police. The threat did specify a specific building at the Springfield campus, according to a spokesperson for the college.

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With the help from police, the downtown Springfield building was immediately evacuated. All other campus locations were then closed.

“Clark State College takes the safety and security of our students, employees, and community members extremely seriously,” Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State, said in a release. “Out of an abundance of caution, we closed all campuses for the day to assess the threat fully in concert with law enforcement. We will keep our community updated as we learn more, but right now, everyone is evacuated and safe.”

Both the FBI and Wright Patterson Air Force Base Bomb Squad are assisting with the investigation and assessing the threat.

All campuses will remained closed Friday and are expected to reopen Monday, Feb. 20.

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