ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) – Threatening graffiti found in three men’s restrooms led Oakland University to cancel campus classes, sports and cultural activities for two days.
The school said it sent out a security alert Saturday after finding one threatening message, and officials said they found similar messages in two nearby buildings later that day.
The school didn’t reveal contents of the threats. The activities cancellation is in effect for yesterday and today.
Dormitories remained open, although university spokeswoman Michelle Moser said students were encouraged to go home if possible.
Campus officials “are taking this threat seriously and are closing to ensure the safety of the entire campus community,” university Police Chief Sam Lucido said.
The messages referred to possible on-campus attacks on “4/14” – or April 14 – Lucido told the Detroit Free Press. The threats didn’t target anyone specifically, and authorities believe the same person left all three threats.