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UPDATED: November 20, 2014 3:04:01 PM EST
Timely Warning: Police Investigating Social Media Claims; Continue Normal Activity (UPDATED)

11/20/14, 5:00 p.m.

The Department of Public Safety has made an arrest in its investigation into threats to campus safety made early Thursday morning on social media.  As stated earlier today, there is no threat to the campus at this time.  Students, staff, and faculty should go about their normal routines.


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11/20/14, 9:30 a.m.

Timely Warning: Police Investigating Social Media Claims; Continue Normal Activity

The Department of Public Safety is aware of and investigating threats to campus safety made overnight on social media.

Police say there is no threat to campus at this time.

The campus is operating under normal conditions. Students, faculty and staff are advised to continue their normal routines.

The Alert Carolina website will be updated as soon as more information is available. It could take hours for police to resolve a situation depending upon the circumstances. Meantime, if you are directed by police or University personnel to take specific action (evacuate a building, stay out of a certain part of campus, go to your residence hall and stay there), please comply immediately.

If you see suspicious activity, call 911. But do not call 911 or the Department of Public Safety merely to ask for information about the current incident. Police phone lines need to be kept open for emergency communications. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Department of Public Safety 919-962-8100.

Students and employees can let their families know they are okay in the event of an emergency while keeping cell phone lines open for emergency calls by using the American Red Cross Safe and Well list. The Safe and Well list is especially helpful in communicating with family members who are outside the emergency area: www.redcross.org/safeandwell.

Students who are in need of medical attention should go to Campus Health Services campushealth.unc.edu) or the UNC Hospitals Emergency Room. Faculty and staff in need of medical attention should go to the UNC Hospitals Emergency Room.

A range of support services for students is available through the Office of the Dean of Students, deanofstudents.unc.edu/.

Counseling Services for students are available at UNC Counseling and Psychological Services, campushealth.unc.edu/caps. For a concern about a coworker, call Employee and Management Relations in Human Resources (hr.unc.edu/employee-management-relations/) or 919-843-3444, or the University's Employee Assistance Program (services provided by ComPsych 24 hours a day), 877-314-5841.

Questions about sexual assault can be directed to Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Student Complaint Coordinator, Ew Quimbaya-Winship, 919-843-3878.

For community services, call UNC Department of Public Safety Crime Prevention Officer Sgt. Megan Howard, at 919-966-3230.

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