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UF Police Alert Students Of Twitter Shooting Threats

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GAINESVILLE (CBSMiami) - The University of Florida Police Department sent out notifications to students regarding multiple school shooting threats posted on Twitter overnight.

Here is part of the message sent out just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

The UFPD was alerted by staff from the University Athletic Association (UAA) that messages threatening campus safety were posted on social media via Twitter. The messages were received from 15 separate account holders from throughout the United States and all arrived at the same time. The threat was not specific but indicated "Im gonna shoot up the college tomorrow". The UFPD is also aware that at least one other university has received a similar threat that involved the use of a social media posting that ultimately was determined to be a hoax.

UFPD said that while the threat level was considered low, they consider all threats of this nature to be very serious.

The FBI has joined UFPD to help with this ongoing investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call UFPD at (352) 392-1111.



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