Cornell Police investigating unsubstantiated threats made online

An e-mail from Cornell University Police Chief Kathy Zoner to campus community members says CUPD is conducting “an ongoing investigation into unsubstantiated threats made against the University by an unknown individual via two different third party, non-Cornell websites.”

Cornell Police. 14850 file photo.

Cornell Police. 14850 file photo.

Zoner says the campus should “continue about your normal course of activities.” Spring semester classes on Cornell’s Ithaca campus end on Wednesday, and the university’s annual Slope Day celebration is this Thursday.

“The threats are non-specific regarding location or motive,” she said in the e-mail, “but there is a clear reference to causing harm. We are working with other local and federal law enforcement agencies, increasing our staffing and presence on all of our campuses, and sharing this information with you out of an abundance of caution so that all of us can increase our vigilance.”

Chief Zoner’s e-mail says community members can call the CUPD tip line at 607-255-5000 “to report any suspicious items or activity,” and anyone with questions or concerns can call 607-255-0101 to be “routed to the appropriate personnel.”

Cornell officials declined to comment further, “since we are still investigating.”

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