UPDATE from the Auburn University Campus at 4 p.m.:
The Auburn campus will resume normal operations tomorrow as of 5:30 a.m. Classes will be held as scheduled, and employees should report to work according to their regular schedules unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. Dining venues, campus buildings and other facilities will operate tomorrow on normal hours beginning at 5:30 a.m. The Auburn University Libraries will open at 7:45 a.m.
While law enforcement officials see no threat to campus from events of the past 24 hours, we continue to encourage students, faculty, staff and visitors to remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity by calling 911. Anyone with information about who may have left the threatening message is encouraged to call the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3140 or anonymously at 334-246-1391.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is canceling classes for Wednesday following what school officials are calling an unsubstantiated threat on campus.
A message posted on the university’s website says authorities don’t believe the threat is credible.
But the school says it is suspending classes and other normal operations for a day because of anxiety among students and parents. Authorities also are increasing the police presence around campus.
The university says information is being circulated about a threatening message posted in a campus restroom.
Posts circulating on social media show what appears to be handwritten threat of a campus “rampage” on Wednesday. A university alert went out after the posts began spreading.
Wednesday is the seventh anniversary of the attack in which a student gunman killed 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech University.