Update: 3:15 p.m.
School officials said in a release that "the situation is now cleared and been declared as safe."
"The reported suspicious package was a science project that belonged to a NOVA student who placed the project inside a student newspaper vending machine and left the immediate area," a statement read.
The package has been determined not a threat, and the incident is still under investigation headed by NVCC Police.
Approximately 700 students were enrolled for summer courses at the Loudoun campus.
Original report: 12:44 p.m.
An evacuation of the Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun campus was issued shortly before noon on Wednesday.
The NOVA alert was issued after reports of a suspicious package, confirmed by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
The notification encourages those to evacuate all buildings, head to Potomac View Road or Logan Way -- not Route 7/Harry Byrd Highway -- and to follow instructions of authorities.
The operation is a joint effort between NVCC Police, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department.
As of 12:37 p.m., all activities and classes at the Loudoun campus were canceled.
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