Transcript for University of Chicago Closes Campus After Online Threat
heard, it's cybermonday. We're going begin with the threat at the university of Chicago. School is canceled all classes and activities today after FBI counterterror officials warned the urt about an online message about an attack on the main quad this morning. Alex Perez son the scene. Reporter: That's right. The university of Chicago says that decision came this weekend after they got the call from the FBI saying there was an online threat about gun violence right here on the main quad at 10:00 A.M. Today. The faculty and staff and students were notified in an e-mail late last night. Just how credible this threat may be and the specifics of this threat still not clear. But here's what officials are saying in a statement about extra security. The university will have an increased police and security presence on and around campus including police personnel with visible weapons and other additional measures. So everyone on alert here right now. George? Any sense of how long this lockdown will remain in effect? Reporter: You know, for now, we know the university will be shut down until's least midnight. Officials will re-evaluate the situation. Students in campus housing are being asked to stay in their dorms. Finals begin next week. Everyone eager to get back to Normal. Can't be too careful. To the deadly shooting at a
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