Large evacuation over bomb threat at Bentley University in Waltham, report

A bomb threat Friday prompted the evacuation of multiple buildings on the campus of Bentley University in Waltham, reported local media.

The college tweeted shortly before 2 p.m. that threats were made on the Smith, Falcone, Slade, Jennison, Lindsay and Miller dormitories, which all house first-year students.

Students have been ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from the buildings. Students have also been ordered to evacuate to the lower campus.

Watham Public Schools evacuated all buildings Thursday, July 13, a school official confirmed after state police announced that three schools in Waltham reportedly received emailed bomb threats. A school in Belmont also received a threat but did not evacuate.

Although the threats specifically mentioned Waltham High School and Kennedy School, Pat Chadbourne, administrative assistant in the office of Waltham Superintendent Drew Echelson said everyone was evacuated as a precaution. She added that everyone was safe and accounted for.

Just after 11 a.m. parents of students and summer camp goers started to receive the Waltham Public Schools’ reverse 911 alert.

“This is the Superintendent’s Office at Waltham Public Schools calling to inform you that some schools in the District received emailed bomb threats. We are evacuating all students and staff in the summer programs. All students and staff are accounted for and are safe,” the phone call said before listing evacuation sites so that parents could pick up their students at the assigned sites if they wanted. Though it also said students would be dismissed at the end of the normal program day.