On 12 July 2022, at approximately 11:26 a.m., the City of Franklin Emergency Communication Center received a phone call stating that a bomb had been discovered at the Paul D. Camp Community College, located at 100 North College Drive.  Members of the City of Franklin Police, Fire, and Emergency Services responded to the scene and assisted in the evacuation of campus buildings.

The Virginia State Police responded with explosive detection canines to assist in the search of the campus.  All Paul D. Camp Community College facilities were deemed clear at approximately 2:04 p.m.

The Franklin Police Department was assisted by and extends thanks to the Virginia State Police for their assistance.

If anyone has information about this crime or other criminal activity within the City of Franklin, they are asked to call Franklin Police at 757-562-8575, Franklin Crime Solvers at 757-516-7100, or contact us online at p3tips.com.  Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.