Campus Safety Advisory — Threatening Communication

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by

TO: The Gustavus Community
FROM: Campus Safety
SUBJECT: Campus Safety Advisory — Threatening Communication
DATE: October 10, 2017

On the evening of October 9, 2017, Campus Safety was alerted to a social media post on an account known as “Gustie’s Group Story.” The post included a message that said “Tip of the day: Shoot or get Shot.” The message caused concern and fear to those reporting it.

The identity of the individual that posted it is unknown, as is the intent behind it.  

Incidents that allude to a threat to the safety of the Gustavus community are taken very seriously. The post has been reported to the Saint Peter Police Department, which is working with the County Attorney and SnapChat to identify the individual that posted the message.

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. 

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement (507-931-1550) and/or Campus Safety (507-933-8888).

 

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