University Police are investigating an anonymous post on the social media application, Yik Yak, this morning that threatens members of the University community at Joseph Greene Hall on the Hattiesburg campus on Tuesday.
At this time, the credibility of the threat is in question, but University Police are taking the post seriously and have increased the presence in and around Joseph Greene Hall. Similar threats have occurred at other universities and schools across the country in recent weeks. University Police believes that the post is a possible hoax, and there has been no corroborating information or evidence to support the threat.
As always, please remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity that might appear out of the ordinary to UPD at 601.266.4986.
If an emergency situation warrants additional and immediate communication, the Eagle Alert emergency communication system will be activated.