Violent online threat prompts shut down of San Francisco State University


San Francisco State University officials closed campus buildings and canceled in-person classes Tuesday as police investigated a violent threat made on social media.

Overnight university police became aware of a “non-specific threat of armed violence” on campus which was posted to social media and later deleted, said Kent Bravo, a spokesperson for the university, in a statement.

The post was viewed and shared among students and others in the university community, he said.

Classes and other services were shifted to remote use, if possible, a decision made by administrators “in an abundance of caution,” Bravo said.

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