Threat against MacEwan University on Social Media

October 25, 2016

October 26 update

This individual is currently a registered student at MacEwan University. The matter of his conduct is being reviewed in accordance with university student conduct policy which operates separately from legal proceedings external to the University. MacEwan does not comment publicly on student conduct cases.

12:15 p.m. update

As of 12:15 p.m., MacEwan University has confirmed that there is no threat posed on campus as a result of the recent social media post.

In cooperation with MacEwan University, the Edmonton Police Service has confirmed additional information regarding the source of the post. This matter has now been turned over to the Edmonton Police Service for further action.

9:00 a.m.

During the early morning hours MacEwan University was advised by Edmonton Police Services (EPS) of a threat of violence against the university on a social media site. As a result of the post, EPS have been working with MacEwan to assess the threat and this is ongoing. In response the university has increased security and EPS will have a significant police presence in and around the university.

At this point EPS is continuing to determine the source of the post and the seriousness of the threat. The university takes all threats of this nature seriously, and responds accordingly to maintain a safe environment for everyone.

The university is not locked down and is open with normal operations. The schedule for classes and other activities will be maintained. The university will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates throughout the day as more information is available.

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