(UPDATED) Wilfrid Laurier University on lockdown after anonymous threat


UPDATE: the lockdown has been lifted after an investigation into the threats. Staff and students, however, aren’t required to attend classes today.

Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario is on lockdown after an anonymous threat was posted online. The campus will be closed for the day as investigations into the validity of the threats begin.

The University’s special constable was tipped off to the threat and the Waterloo Regional Police Service was immediately contacted. An emergency response plan was then initiated.

“For precautionary measures, the campus will be closed to ensure the safety and security of staff, faculty, students and the community”, said Kevin Crowley, Communications and Public Affairs Director of WLU in a statement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with local police and the RCMP in the investigation to determine the threat’s origins.

Anyone with information should contact the Waterloo Regional Police at 1-519-653-7700 extension 6399.

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