Gun Threats Lobbed At Both University of Miami And FIU

Update: 3:30 PM EST: UM says there is no “threat to campus”

Local 10, the ABC affiliate in South Florida is reporting that students at both Florida International University and the University of Miami had been warned by their respective universities of possible unconfirmed gun threats.

UM tweeted out a message to students shortly after rumors started circulating around social media saying that there is no “threat to campus.”

The student newspaper at the University of Miami tweeted out pictures showing multiple police units responding to the communications building on the Coral Gables campus. The student paper also said that the situation seemed “calm”.

The situation at FIU is now more clear after the university sent out a message to members of the university community via Twitter:

A Rise News reporter who attends classes on the FIU main campus said she received word from some of her classmates that rumors were spreading around the campus of threats involving gun violence.

Stay with Rise News as we cover this developing story. Send tips to [email protected].

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