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."
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The school will resume normal operations Thursday, with classes set to begin at 7:15 a.m. CT.
Side-by-side comparison of the original threat photo and a current photo of the 2300 Haley Center men's bathroom: pic.twitter.com/y8fLwAuoSq— The Auburn Plainsman (@TheAUPlainsman) April 16, 2014
After the threat became public Tuesday night, Auburn athletes took to Twitter to air their feelings on the situation.
Defensive tackle Gabe Wright
If I was a COACH/parent my child would not be attending school tomorrow, simple as that!— Gabriel,wright (@NineORhino) April 16, 2014
Tight end C.J. Uzomah
Be safe Auburn Family— CJ Uzomah (@cjuzomah81) April 16, 2014
Tight end Ricky Parks
Au family be safe tomorrow!!— Ricky Parks (@RickyParks46) April 16, 2014
Linebacker Khari Harding
I hope this threat ain't real....— Mookie Harding (@2Duece2Duece) April 16, 2014
Linebacker Cameron Toney
Pray 4 Auburn Family Tomorrow!!— Cameron Toney (@CToney47) April 16, 2014
Offensive lineman Jordan Diamond
AU family it's time to look out for each other. I got y'all backs #Allin— CM_ Diamond (@Jordan76simeon) April 16, 2014
Pitcher Michael O'Neal
Am I really suppose to go to school tomorrow and try to take a test??— Michael O'Neal (@M_Oneal17) April 16, 2014
Women's basketball player Tyrese Tanner
Yeah...we still not going to class— Tye Tanner #32 (@_BiGsLiM32) April 16, 2014
My mom and dad told me not to anyway...— Tye Tanner #32 (@_BiGsLiM32) April 16, 2014