CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities are investigating similar bomb threats at several local colleges in Hampton Roads on Tuesday.

At this time, Tidewater Community College, Regent University, Norfolk State University, Paul D. Camp
Community College, Virginia Peninsula Community College and the Eastern Shore Community College confirmed they’ve received threats.

The one at TCC’s Cedar Road campus in Chesapeake came in at 11:21 a.m. and the caller claimed there was a backpack bomb in the school.

Chesapeake police and fire investigators did a thorough search and found no explosive devices. The all-clear was given.

Another threat was at Regent University in Virginia Beach. Students at the private, Christian university first reported the bomb threat just after 11:30 a.m. on Facebook. The university sent out a note to the community and asked the community to evacuate and avoid the area.

Around the same time, Franklin Police received a phone call stating that a bomb had been discovered at the Paul D. Camp Community College. The campus buildings were evacuated. The incident was clear around 2 p.m.

Virginia Beach police were still at the scene investigating as of 12:45 p.m, but later gave the all-clear.

Virginia Peninsula (which had a ceremony today at noon after officially changing its name from Thomas Nelson Community College) received a threat at 12:18 p.m. Hastings Hall on the college’s Hampton campus was swept by authorities with a canine unit and the all-clear was given at 2:18 p.m.

Meanwhile, Norfolk State officials sent out an alert at 12:22 p.m. asking everyone in Wilson Hall to evacuate and all other personnel in campus to shelter in place. An all clear was later issued around 1:15 p.m.

The Eastern Shore Community College got a call about a potential explosive device and the building was searched by the Accomack Sheriff’s Office with assistance from Norfolk PD’s K-9 unit. Authorities say the threat was deemed a hoax and the incident is still under investigation.

Authorities do believe all of these incidents are connected and the investigation continues.