ASU Police investigating social media threat


Update: In a post on ASU PD's public Facebook page, the department stated an investigation found that other schools in the U.S. and across the country had received similar threats, according to the post.

Most students rely on the ASU alert system to learn about safety issues or concerns. The system was not activated today. 

"Had this been an actual emergency or valid threat ASU police would have sent out instructions on what to do," the post read.  

ASU PD was not available for comment on the incident when contacted by The State Press.

Latest update: Over the weekend unsubstantiated threats regarding ASU or "a university" in Arizona were posted on...

Posted by Arizona State University on Monday, November 2, 2015

Early Monday morning ASU Police said they were investigating an online threat that was posted to 4chan on Sunday, but officials said the threat appears to be unsubstantiated. 

The post read in part, "Tomorrow this will be my target 12:30 will be my chosen time. Filthy degenerate normies will be the first under my gun sights." 

ASU PD wrote in a statement that the threat does not appear to be credible. 

"While the threat does not appear credible, we encourage members of the campus community to always be observant and report any suspicious activity to ASU Police or the LiveSafe App," the statement wrote. 

While there were reports from students saying certain buildings were locked down, ASU PD reported through Twitter that no buildings on the Tempe Campus are on lockdown or are being evacuated at this time.

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