College of Wooster cancels classes after two bomb threats in 24 hours; will reopen Tuesday

WOOSTER, Ohio (WCMH) — The College of Wooster said it had to cancel classes Monday after someone threatened to bomb the libraries and two academic halls.

The college announced it has classes scheduled as normal Tuesday.

Full statement from Wooster PD:

Since the early morning hours of Monday, December 7, the Wooster Police Department has responded to the College of Wooster for two separate bomb threats. It is believed that the two threats are related. The second threat specifically mentioned two academic buildings on the campus, Taylor Hall and Kauke Hall, both of which were searched with the help of bomb-sniffing dogs from the Summit County Sheriff’s Department, Canton Police Department and The Ohio State University.  Nothing has been found, and the time given in the threat has passed without incident.

“The Wooster Police Department Detective Bureau continues to investigate this matter and is following up on several leads.

Chief Matt Fisher of the Wooster Police Department commented: ‘The safety and security of the college community is something we take very seriously, and we will continue to investigate this matter until it is fully resolved.  We will use every tool at our disposal to bring to justice the person or persons responsible. This event has utilized multiple resources, and we sincerely appreciate the cooperation from the college, and our local and federal law enforcement partners.’”

Anyone with any information that might be related to these bomb threats should contact Security and Protective Services at x2590, or the anonymous tip line at x2337. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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