SWIC officials order campus evacuation Thursday morning

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by Eric Lorenz / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 19 at 9:41 AM

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(KMOV.com) – Officials at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois have issued a campus evacuation.

Thursday morning, a statement was placed on SWIC’s Facebook page telling everyone to evacuate the campus because an emergency occurred. 

Here’s the statement in full: “
An emergency has occurred at the Belleville Campus. Please evacuate and stay off campus until further notice.”

Classes have been cancelled for the day.

Campus officials did not detail what the emergency entailed or how many students and staff were on campus when the order was issued.

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