OSU campus remains open despite online threat

OSU campus remains open despite online threat

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - Authorities at Ohio State University are closely monitoring what officials are calling a "threat" that was made online.

University officials said the threat was posted on an online gaming site and it mentioned violence:

"If you live in the Ohio State University I warn you. Tomorrow at the 15 hour of the 27th of October 2015, I will kill students and teachers with guns. I have guns and explosives in my room, which I will use."

A campus-wide alert was issued Tuesday morning at the main campus in Columbus. Despite the threat, campus remained open and never went into lockdown.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety sent an e-mail warning students and staff about the anonymous threat:

"Monday evening, The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety became aware of an anonymous threat of violence to the campus community for Tuesday, October 27. The threat was posted online. OSU Police are working alongside law enforcement partners to investigate the threat and take all appropriate measures to keep the campus safe. It is out of an abundance of caution that we share this information and remind everyone to be observant and aware. See something, say something: Please report any suspicious behavior to OSU Police by calling 614-292-2121, or by dialing 9-1-1 in emergencies. The safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors is our number one priority."

Ohio State University Police, along with Columbus Police, are working to find who posted the threat.

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