Threatening email caused alert at Hampden-Sydney
Hampden-Sydney College posted an “all clear” at 1:19 p.m. Saturday after a threatening email caused the campus officials to send out an “active shooter alert” at 12:32 p.m.
The information posted earlier Saturday afternoon said the active shooter threat was only a threat and there was “no current shooter.” Students and those on campus were advised to remain in shelter.
An email sent to members of the Hampden-Sydney community shortly after the “all clear” was given, explained the origin of the threat. A threatening email to campus police triggered the alert. The same e mail was sent to several institutions including Averett University in Danville and Central Virginia Community College also received threats via email Saturday.
Hampden-Sydney College posted an “all clear” at 1:19 p.m. Saturday indicating the threat of an active shooter posted at 12:30... read more