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Ottawa police say package was empty

Published on -4/4/2013, 1:35 PM

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OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) -- Authorities in eastern Kansas have reopened the Ottawa University campus after suspicious packages were found to be empty.

The Franklin County sheriff's department says a package was reported about 5:45 a.m. Thursday outside Tau Jones Hall at Ottawa University. Officials evacuated the dorm and then closed the campus shortly afterward.

Dispatcher Monica Finch says the campus was reopened by mid-morning after authorities determined the package was empty.

University spokeswoman Paula Paine says campus security determined that packages left around campus were apparently part of a scavenger hunt that students held Wednesday. She says there was no criminal intent involved and no charges were planned.

The university has about 550 students at the Ottawa campus, which is about 50 miles southwest of Kansas City.

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