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Immediate window of concern has passed’ for Ohio State campus threat

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The window for immediate threat of a shooting or explosive violence on campus has passed, according to an email message from Ohio State University Police sent at about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The threat had been geared at a ‘cafeteria’ or unspecified area on campus, and police forces were on campus Monday investigating the claims that were made on a chat website.

University Police issued a public safety notice Sunday at about 7:30 p.m., making students and staff aware of the situation.

According to the notice sent Monday afternoon, it is still unknown if the incident is related to a similar threat reported last week.

The Sunday notice came four days after University Police issued a notice for a similar concern.

“Ohio State University Police have been investigating postings to fantasy, role-player game sites which referenced a potential public safety threat of a shooting at OSU,” University Police Chief Paul Denton told The Lantern Wednesday.

The area of concern for that threat was also an unspecified cafeteria. OSU community members received that public safety notice Wednesday just before noon. Security was increased in cafeterias around campus.

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