Missouri college buildings evacuated after package found

5 months 4 days 4 hours ago Friday, June 16 2017 Jun 16, 2017 Friday, June 16, 2017 7:18:30 PM CDT June 16, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ROLLA (AP) — Four buildings on the University of Missouri Science and Technology campus in Rolla have been evacuated after a suspicious package was found near the school's nuclear reactor.

Campus spokesman Andrew Careaga said the package was discovered in front of a door of the reactor about 3:45 p.m. Friday. Students and employees inside the four buildings — Parker Hall, Physics, Fulton Hall and Interdisciplinary Engineering Building — were evacuated and the area was sealed off.

Careaga said officials currently are waiting for bomb squads to arrive at the campus to investigate the package.

The 200-kilowatt reactor is used in the school's engineering and science programs.

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