TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WOWO): Extra police are on Indiana State University's campus after a threat was reported by a student.
The threat was reported to campus police late Wednesday night by a student who saw it on an ISU blog on the social media app Yik Yak. “She saw an anonymous message that read: I wonder if this school shooting is going to go as planned tomorrow?” said campus police chief Joe Newport.
“She replied to that posting that it wasn't funny, and that she should probably report this. Within 90 seconds or so, the post was taken down.”
It isn't the first time the university has heard of a threat like this. “We know that IU had a similar case under the same Yik Yak social media site recently,” Newport said. “They've given us some good information, and we are following up with the people who manage the (Yik Yak) site.” No other suspicious activity has been reported, and Newport says all campus buildings are open, though there are restrictions on some places such as dorms. Newport says only residents of the dorms will be allowed inside for now. “It should be business as usual. It's likely that this is a hoax, but we have to balance it with the possibility that it could be real.”
The following statement was released Thursday morning by Indiana State campus police:
Meanwhile the following update was just issued Thursday afternoon by campus police:
Newport says other law enforcement agencies, including Terre Haute Police and Indiana State Police, are providing extra patrols of the campus.