Point Loma Nazarene University Cancels Thursday’s Classes Due to FBI Report of ‘Unspecified Threat’

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LATEST: The FBI released this statement regarding their investigation:

“In the early morning hours on October 25, 2018, the FBI became aware of a possible threat to Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego, CA.

Initial information received indicated non-specific comments were made regarding PLNU. Immediately, upon notification of the potential threat, our Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) engaged with our federal, state and local partners to investigate.

At the same time, the JTTF made immediate notification to Point Loma Nazarene University – Public Safety. At this time, the JTTF is actively working to determine the veracity of the comments made regarding Point Loma Nazarene University. However, the investigation to date has determined that this is not an active shooter threat.”

Point Loma Nazarene University closed all classes Thursday morning, Oct. 25, after receiving a report from the FBI of an “unspecified threat” targeting the campus.

An alert went out to students around 8:30 a.m. stating all PLNU campuses were closed for the day, including Mission Valley, Liberty Station and Bakerfield, according to Fox5.

PLNU spokeswoman Jill Monroe said:

“We received an unspecified threat this morning and in an abundance of caution we are closing the campus. We’ve canceled classes and all employees are dismissed.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported:

A notice on the school’s website said the university “received information from the FBI about a possible threat” to one of its campuses and said the FBI is investigating.

“Out of an abundance of caution, all classes at all PLNU campuses are canceled for the rest of today. All non-supervisory employees are dismissed. All services are closed. Residential students should return and remain in residence halls until further notice,” the notice said.

The threat is being handled by the FBI, a San Diego police spokesman said.

Students who live on the Point Loma campus were told they could return to their dorms and remain inside or, if they prefer, they could leave campus, Monroe said. About 2,700 undergraduates are enrolled on the main campus.

This is still a developing story.

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