Philadelphia universities on alert: FBI warning of ‘unspecified’ threat on Monday October 5 2015 // The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Drexel University sent out alerts. Authorities said they had no knowledge of specific threat to students or to a particular university
The threat indicated that the violence would take place Monday at 2 p.m., according to statements posted on several school websites.
The statement on Drexel’s site indicated that the threat came via social media.
“Since the shooting last week at a community college in Oregon, the FBI has seen similar social media postings throughout the country,” the Drexel posting reads.
The statement posted on Penn’s website reads: “In an abundance of caution we are working closely with Federal and local Law Enforcement Agencies to monitor this unspecified threat The Division of Public Safety has increased our police, security officer and CCTV patrols.”
The schools also said in their statements that security patrols would increase on campus Monday.
The schools will be operating normally on Monday, but the statements urge students to report any suspicious activity.