UConn's West Hartford campus evacuated amid bomb threat

Second time in less than a week campus has been evacuated


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut's West Hartford campus was evacuated Thursday morning after a bomb threat was made, state police said.

The campus was being evacuated at 10 a.m.

The school was evacuated on Tuesday after a similar threat was made, school officials said. Officials said Tuesday's threat targeted a specific building on the campus. Students and faculty were sent home for the day after that threat was made.

The Greater Hartford Campus in West Hartford is the largest of the school's five regional campuses, designed for commuter students. There are no dorms and a variety of liberal arts and science courses are offered to about 1,400 undergraduate and 600 graduate students.