NC A&T Aggie Fest canceled over ‘threat to the safety of students’

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The remaining events for North Carolina A&T State University's 2016 Aggie Fest have been canceled over safety concerns.

A letter was sent out to students that read:

"We know you have been enjoying the 2016 Aggie Fest 'It's Lit,' by your participation and enthusiasm. However, subsequent to the 'Glow-N-The-Dark Jam,' -- which brought guests to campus -- several incidents proved to be a threat to the safety of students and the campus community."

The letter said the following events have been canceled:

  • SGA U-Time, Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m., Student Center
  • Iota Phi Theta Greek Stroll Competition, Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Corbett Sports Center
  • Ice Cream Social, Friday, 4-6 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
  • Battle of the Hometowns, Friday, 4-6 p.m., Holland Bowl
  • Aggie Block Party, Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Aggie Stadium parking lot

"The Aggie Fest Committee will meet to discuss possible alternative activities and will communicate this information to students via social media and signage," the letter to students said.

The letter ended by apologizing to students and stressing that "safety is of utmost importance and concern for the university."

A few weeks ago, police at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro had to handle a situation where outside guests contributed to an altercation at an event called “Gym Jam.”

Thursday, the UNCG community was focused on finding the suspects in an on-campus robbery.

A male student was robbed at gunpoint just before midnight Thursday outside of the Sullivan Science Building.

Police believe the suspects fled in the Tate Street/Spring Garden Street area and are working with businesses to follow-up on leads.

“We're reviewing video footage to see if anything was captured there,” Capt. Ron Wolford with UNCG police said.