SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Classes will be back in session Wednesday, at Springfield Technical Community College, one a day after a threatening note forced the campus to close.
Both Springfield Police and STCC have not exactly said what was written on the piece of paper, which had caused a precautionary evacuation late Tuesday morning.
STCC Director of Marketing and Communications Joan Thomas told 22News that classes had been canceled for the rest of the day through the evening. Students received phone calls from the school's emergency notification system, alerting them of the situation.
It all caught STCC student Davon Moses by surprise.
"I thought it was somebody that was calling me, so I just ignored it. But out of nowhere, a few of my classmates ended up getting the same call. They were like, 'We have to leave. There's something going on.'", Moses said.
Tuesday's scare marked the second such incident at a western Massachusetts community college this week. On Monday, Holyoke Community College was shut down as a precaution following the discovery of a "specific and threatening" note there. Classes at HCC were back in-session on Tuesday.