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ECU investigating online threat to campus

Posted April 28, 2015

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— East Carolina University officials said Tuesday that they are investigating a recent threat to campus made through a social media site.

Officials did not give details on the nature of the threat, when it was made or through what site. Campus police have contacted the Greenville Police Department, State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI to investigate.

“We take all threats to campus safety seriously,” ECU Police Chief Gerald Lewis said in a statement. “We are taking every reasonable precaution to keep our students, faculty, staff and visitors safe.”

He said the university will see an increase in law enforcement on campus.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call campus police at 252-328-6150.

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