HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The first day of school at Atlantic Cape Community College was suspended for about five hours Tuesday because of a bomb threat.

The college closed its three campuses at about noon due to the threat, Hamilton police Capt. Mike Petuskey said. The department said the college received the threat at 11:20 a.m. and the campuses were evacuated.

The department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office arrested Kelly T. Fuqua, 26, of Absecon, who was charged with causing a false public alarm, police said. Several K-9 units in the region assisted with searching the campuses, police said.

The college decided to resume classes at its Cape May and Mays Landing locations at 5 p.m. Tuesday, college spokeswoman Stacey Clapp said. The Atlantic City campus will reopen today, she said.

Clapp said the college has nearly 3,000 students and 600 faculty and staff at all three campuses. The canceled classes will be handled at the discretion of the individual instructor, she said.

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