Auburn athletes react to university shutdown

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comApril 16, 2014 

AUBURN, Ala. -- Tuesday night, Auburn University revealed a threat had been written on a wall in a campus bathroom that promised "a rampage of biblical proportion."

The threat, in its entirety, reads as follows: "To whom it may concern. April 16th, 2014, I will unleash a rampage of biblical proportion across this tiny campus. You have been warned."

Wednesday morning, the school announced the day's classes were cancelled, releasing a statement about how it came to a decision.

"The Auburn University Department of Public Safety & Security and the Auburn Police learned of a threatening message posted in a campus restroom," the statement read. "While we have substantiated no immediate threat, we have canceled classes and suspended normal university operations today because the safety of our students, faculty and employees is our primary concern. Law enforcement officials are actively investigating and increasing security in and around campus. As more information becomes available, we will keep the Auburn family and community informed."

The school will resume normal operations Thursday, with classes set to begin at 7:15 a.m. CT.

After the threat became public Tuesday night, Auburn athletes took to Twitter to air their feelings on the situation.

Defensive tackle Gabe Wright

Tight end C.J. Uzomah

Tight end Ricky Parks

Linebacker Khari Harding

Linebacker Cameron Toney

Offensive lineman Jordan Diamond

Pitcher Michael O'Neal

Women's basketball player Tyrese Tanner

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