CHICAGO (CBS) — Students at the University of Chicago were being told to stay home Monday, after all classes and activities were canceled due to a threat to the Hyde Park campus.
University President Robert Zimmer said the FBI was investigating an online threat of gun violence against the university, specifically mentioning the “campus quad” at 10 a.m. on Monday.
“Based on the FBI’s assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday,” Zimmer said in a statement on the university’s website.
Students and faculty were told via email and text to avoid coming to campus, or to stay indoors as much as possible if they are on campus. Students were told to consult csl.uchicago.edu for additional information.