A new threat causes Southern Oregon University to cancel classes on Wednesday, latest reports inform. The University has chosen to cancel classes on Wednesday, the 7th of October after a threatening note was found in the Education Psychology building.
Southern Oregon University has been through a lot of events lately. Last week, the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon was shut down after an armed man killed nine students and their teacher in a mass shooting.
In awe of the recent events, Southern Oregon University has reinforced all security measures and police officers were immediately called to deal with possible threats. Wednesday morning, however, measures became even more drastic after a threat note was found in one of the women’s lavatories in the Education Psychology building.
Police officers arrived immediately on the spot and analyzed the threatening note. Authorities did not provide details in relation to the information contained in the message; they have only limited themselves to saying that the message was a threat.
Classes had all been suspended as a result of the new find and many police officer are investigating the scene. Spokespersons have only stated that students were asked to remain in their dormitories as police officers continued their investigation. The entire education facility was shut down and very few people were allowed to carry regular activities.
According to the spokesperson of the Southern Oregon University, the only persons that were allowed to work were people in the administration departments. Although this local facility will be shut down, authorities have reassured that the Higher Education Center in Medford will remain open on Wednesday.
Update: Amended the article to correctly refer to Southern Oregon University instead of Oregon State University (which had erroneously been featured in the article).
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