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MSU Investigating Threat to Campus

Campus threat notification
Screenshot of notification text sent at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday

A “vague threat about a campus shooting” has prompted an investigation by Missouri State University’s Department of Safety and Transportation and the Springfield Police Department Substation.

Update: 1:39 p.m. 1-04-14:

The Springfield Police Department says that evidence gathered from an investigation into a social media threat against Missouri State University is unsupported. In a release Tuesday afternoon, police said what appeared to be a vague threat came through Twitter.

“Police have located and made contact with the person whose Twitter account was used, and have found no credibility behind the content posted online.”

The release added that no further investigation will be necessary, and no charges will be presented.

Update: 12:02 p.m. 2-04-14:

Officials say no credible information has been found of an actual threat. An investigation is continuing.

Original story follows:

A warning was issued to the campus community via phone and email shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, referencing a threat on social media. The text alert noted that no action was required at the time. Information posted to the university’s website at 9:30 a.m. said that “no additional credible information exists at this time to verify an actual threat,” and should credible information emerge, the school will active its emergency response plan and notifications.

You can view the latest information here.

Update: 12:37 p.m. 2-04-14:

Tuesday evening classes at the MSU campus in Springfield have been cancelled due to inclement weather. View a complete list of school cancellations in the region.