Northern Michigan University Will Reopen on February 3

By on Feb 3, 2011 in Current Events, Education, United States, Universities Comments

According to NMU News Bureau, Northern Michigan University will reopen and classes will resume on Thursday, February 3, 2011.


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The university located in Marchette, Michigan has been closed on Wednesday, February 2 because of a threat to the university that was published in an anonymous blog. The university has received a telephone tip early Wednesday morning, and decided to do a university lockdown. NMU then co-worked with local and federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to verify the threats.

NMU later discovered that similarly worded messages that were posted in the anonymous blog have been sent to several other US educational institutions in the recent years. NMU, together with the other government agencies confirmed that there is no longer a clear and ongoing threat to the university.

“We would not make the decision to reopen campus if we did not feel that it is safe to do so,” said Les Wong, Northern Michigan University president. “NMU Public Safety will maintain increased patrols throughout campus as an added precaution, but we think the new information uncovered tonight diminishes the threat to NMU.” Wong added.

The NMU management encourages their students and employees to sign up for the university’s emergency text alert program at www.nmu.edu/alerts for future notifications.



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