Skip to main content

Philadelphia universities on alert: FBI warning of 'unspecified' threat on Monday October 5 2015 // The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Drexel University sent out alerts. Authorities said they had no knowledge of specific threat to students or to a particular university

Philadelphia universities on alert: FBI warning of 'unspecified' threat on Monday October 5 2015 // The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Drexel University sent out alerts. Authorities said they had no knowledge of specific threat to students or to a particular university

MORE FROM PHILLY.COM: 

The threat indicated that the violence would take place Monday at 2 p.m., according to statements posted on several school websites.

The statement on Drexel’s site indicated that the threat came via social media.

“Since the shooting last week at a community college in Oregon, the FBI has seen similar social media postings throughout the country,” the Drexel posting reads.

The statement posted on Penn’s website reads: “In an abundance of caution we are working closely with Federal and local Law Enforcement Agencies to monitor this unspecified threat The Division of Public Safety has increased our police, security officer and CCTV patrols.”

The schools also said in their statements that security patrols would increase on campus Monday.

The schools will be operating normally on Monday, but the statements urge students to report any suspicious activity.

Comments

MOST READ HORROR REPORTS THIS WEEK

AIN'T THAT AMERICA

NEWS ROUNDUP JULY 19 2018

New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …