Campus evacuation - Jan. 28, 2020

Final update - 4 p.m.

Shortly before noon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, Lethbridge College received a bomb threat to campus through email. Through an abundance of caution, the college’s Executive Leadership Team made the decision to evacuate the campus.

Employees and students were sent home for the day, while residents of the on-campus Residence buildings were evacuated to the Servus Sports Centre.

Lethbridge Police Service was immediately notified and began an investigation that determined the threat does not appear to be credible.

Students evacuated from Residence were allowed to return to their units around 3 p.m. The rest of campus will remain closed for the remainder of the day on Tuesday and will re-open with business as usual on Wednesday morning.

Lethbridge College is pleased to say that everyone remained safe during this incident. We thank all students, employees and members of our campus community for their cooperation.


Update #2 - 3 p.m.

Students who live in Residence who were evacuated can now allowed to return to their units. The rest of campus remains closed for the day. A further update in conjunction with Lethbridge Police Service will be issued at 4 p.m.


Update #1 - 1:25 p.m.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to evacuate the Lethbridge College campus immediately. The campus will be closed for the remainder of the day. Everyone on campus should pack up their belongings and leave in an orderly manner. If you are not on campus, please avoid campus for the rest of the day. Please check the college’s website and social media for the status of operations tomorrow.