Bury College will close for the rest of the day, with all staff and students being sent home.
The college says a threat was received over social media, and that all students who are able to return home safely, should do.
There are reports Bury College has been evacuated after a 'social media threat'
No threat inside the college. Social media threat made outside. All students are safe inside each building. - Charlie Dean (Principal)
Students are being evacuated from Bury College after reports of a security threat.
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Greater Manchester Police say they are investigating the circumstances of a security threat at Bury College, and that it was the college's decision to evacuate buildings.
At 10.50am on Friday 24 March 2017 police were made aware of a threat made in relation to Bury College, Market Street, Bury.
Officers are in attendance to establish the full circumstances. As a precaution the college have chosen to evacuate students.
Students are beginning to be evacuated from the main buildings at Bury College after a reported security threat.
Bury College has confirmed it is in its "alert procedure" after a threat to security.
Please note, the college is currently investigating a potential threat to our security.
We are in communications with the police, following their advice and have instigated our alert to procedures as a precaution.
We will update further as we receive more information.
There are reports armed police are now on the scene after reports of a security threat at Bury College
Members of the public report seeing armed officers on the Bury campus.
Buildings at a college in "lockdown" are to be evacuated shortly, according to reports.
Games designer @james_j015 has been tweeting from the college.
Police are at Bury College after a "security threat".
Website designer James has been tweeting from Bury.
Bury College students are being told to stay in their classrooms after a "security threat".
Came to college to finish my coursework... now I'm locked in my class room on a red threat, bury college for you