Internet threat toward OSU ‘unconfirmed’

Students walk across the campus of Oregon State, in Corvallis, Dec. 3, 2010 (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Students walk across the campus of Oregon State, in Corvallis, Dec. 3, 2010 (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN/AP) — An Internet posting threatening violence at Oregon State University was found to be unconfirmed and unsubstantiated, the university reported Thursday.

The online threat was made against OSU earlier Thursday, requiring the presence of 10 state police troopers and a campus-wide notification, according to the Associated Press.

Steve Clark, the vice president of university relations, said the posting was determined — through its IP address, according to the Corvallis Gazette-Times –  to have come from outside the Pacific Northwest.

However, the university still launched its Timely Warning Policy including: increased police presence, timely warnings to students and staff and a continued investigation. State troopers patrolled campus Thursday, and a campus-wide alert asked faculty and staff at both the Cascades and Corvallis campuses to be vigilant about suspicious activity.

– The Associated Press contributed some information used in this KOIN.com report.

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