April 16, 2014
The Auburn University Department of Public Safety & Security and the Auburn Police Division are investigating a threatening message found on campus.
According to WTVM’s website, classes for today have been canceled and normal operations have been suspended due to “student/parent anxiety” over the message. Classes will resume at 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning.
According to university officials, a student found the message posted in a campus bathroom Tuesday night that reads: “To whom it may concern, on April 16, 2014 I will release a rampage of biblical proportions on this tiny campus. You have been warned”
The student immediately reported the finding.
An alert went out to all students, faculty and staff informing them that authorities were aware of the note.
At 11:07 p.m., Auburn University sent out a text alert saying that the AU Department of Public Safety and Security and the Auburn Police Division had been made aware of the alleged threat.
“While no immediate threat has been substantiated, police presence has and will be increased in and around the campus of Auburn University,” the statement read.
April 16 marks the seventh anniversary that 33 people were shot dead on campus at Virginia Tech University. The shooter was later identified as Seung-Hui Cho, a VT senior who committed suicide before being apprehended.
Anyone who sees suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the APD at 334-501-3100 or by calling 911.