University Police received a tip yesterday morning, April 28, about a Facebook post that appeared to be from a UCF student. The post threatened violence at the John T. Washington Center today if the student failed an exam.
UCF Police immediately located the student and interviewed him throughout the afternoon. The student denied making the post. He indicated that two Facebook pages under his name exist and that he did not maintain or post to the page where the threat appeared.
No charges have been filed at this point, and UCF Police continue to investigate where the post originated. In light of the post, UCF Police have increased campus patrols in high-traffic areas, including the John T. Washington Center.
UCF Police will provide more information as the situation develops. If you have information about this incident, please contact UCF Police at 407.823.5555.