PORTLAND, Ore -- The Rock Creek campus of Portland Community College was evacuated due to a bomb threat Monday, and all classes were cancelled.
Deputies were at the scene just after 8 a.m. and the campus was closed, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Just before noon, the sheriff's office announced that the search was complete and the campus was safe to reopen.
But all daytime and evening classes at the campus were canceled.
"It’s a bad joke, it’s a bad joke-- right before midterms and the election. And so I hope they find whoever did it and was planning to do it and-- don’t play around like that because it’s taken seriously," said student Elivier Barragon.
Classes and activities at all other PCC campuses were proceeding as scheduled.
Sgt. Bob Ray told KGW the threat was phoned in from a pay phone at a nearby shopping center. Ray said the caller claimed there were multiple bombs that would all go off within a half hour. Investigators were looking at security camera images from that shopping center to try to determine who made the threat.