UNC police investigating suspcious online posting

CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) — Officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has sent out an alert to students, staff and faculty about campus police investigating a suspicious online posting.

The university sent out an Alert Carolina Tuesday morning notifying the campus that UNC Public Safety was made aware of an anonymous online posting which could be considered a threat against the campus community.

“UNC Public Safety is taking the posting seriously and taking appropriate measures to keep the campus safe,” the alert said. “The posting did not indicate any specific campus location or means of violence-it only warned against being on campus at 9:49 a.m. today.”

“Based on the current assessment, UNC remains open and classes will proceed as usual at the faculty member’s discretion,” the alert went on to say. “We recognize the concern that our students and community have, and we are asking our faculty to show flexibility for student concerns given this unique situation.”

UNC said they issued the notification out of caution and are reminding the campus community to be observant and aware. Officials ask anyone to report any suspicious behavior by dialing 911.

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