Auburn University cancels classes after threatening message posted in bathroom

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AUBURN, AL — Auburn University has canceled classes for Wednesday, April 16 after a threatening message was found written on a wall in an on-campus bathroom.

The university alerted students on Wednesday morning that classes were canceled due to parent and student anxiety after news of the threat spread on Tuesday night.

Normal operations have also been suspended.

au-threatThe threatening message was found in a bathroom at the Haley Center.

Authorities do not believe the threat to be credible. However, police presence will be increased on campus.

The threatening message read:

“To whom it may concern. April 16th 2014 I will unleash a rampage of biblical proportions across this tiny campus. You have been warned.”

The school posted this alert on its website Wednesday at 7:10 a.m. CT:

“AU ALERT: Classes cancelled, normal operations suspended for Wednesday, 4/16/14 due to student & parent anxiety over threat. Authorities still believe the threat is not credible. Report suspicious activity to police at 911 or 334-501-3100. Classes and normal operations will resume at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, 4/17.”

No other information was provided.

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