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TSU Avon Williams Campus Briefly Evacuated By Bomb Threat

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students, faculty, and staff have been allowed back inside the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus in downtown Nashville following a bomb threat.

Students were allowed back in just before 11 a.m. Tuesday after Metro Nashville Police Bomb Squad cleared the building floor-by-floor. Classes will resume as normal.

The university said the threat was received at the information call center at TSU at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday. The campus was evacuated at 9:05 a.m.

The university also posted the information on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

The campus is located at the corner of Charlotte Avenue and 10th Avenue North, near the state capitol.

Activities at the main TSU campus in Nashville, where homecoming week is under way, weren't disrupted by the hoax.

A spate of bomb threats has led at least five U.S. universities to evacuate campuses this month.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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