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Auburn University and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for recent threats made on campus. Auburn University and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for recent threats made on campus.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Two incidents of on-campus threats within the past week have prompted Auburn University and police to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

The school announced the reward offer in a news release Tuesday afternoon just hours after a bomb threat was reported at the Haley Center, forcing officials to evacuate the building for several hours while police canvassed the location. No explosives were found and the center was reopened for classes at 2 p.m.

The bomb threat came six days after the university canceled classes and suspended campus operations for an entire day due to a threatening message found on a bathroom wall at the Haley Center. A photo of the message quickly circulated on social media, causing high anxiety among students and parents. As a precautionary measure, Auburn suspended all activities on campus.

 

















"Engaging in threats that disrupt school and cause public alarm is a felony offense," the release from Auburn stated. "The Police Division, with the assistance of state and federal agencies including the FBI, is actively investigating both cases and intends to utilize all resources to identify those responsible."

Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity or provide information regarding either of these incidents is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3140 or the Auburn Tip line at 334-246-1391.


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