Dixie State campus building deemed safe after bomb threat

A dog from Intermountain Health K-9 unit assesses the Testing Center building at Dixie State University after a bomb threat was received Dec. 13, 2018 | Photo by Markee Heckenliable, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Students taking exams during finals week at Dixie State University were evacuated from the Testing Center after a bomb threat Thursday morning.

Chief of Police Blair Barfuss said the Testing Center received an email of the threat at 11:32 a.m. Local agencies including Dixie State police, St. George police, Washington County Bomb Squad and Intermountain Health K-9 Unit responded.

After the K-9 unit did a sweep of the outside and inside of the building, Barfuss said the building was deemed safe and students and staff were allowed to enter the building.

This is a developing story; see the latest report here.

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1 Comment

  • Larry December 14, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Well I would believe this (email) as being credible about as much as the emails offering me a 50% cut of the $58 Million dollars from my long lost Nigerian Uncle that died in a plane crash on a remote Mountain Range in Kansas…. Terroristaphobia is at pandemic levels in this country….

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