2nd threat at Auburn cancels classes, reward offered

Auburn officials offering $10,000 reward for information regarding threats

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Anger is running through the veins of Auburn students after classes and campus operations were disturbed for the second time Tuesday in the past six days.

"Are you just trying to get out of class? It's kind of immature," explains an Auburn freshman, Allie Worthy, "Why would someone do something like that?"

"It kind of makes you a little mad that someone is doing that," says Auburn student, Victoria Worthy.

Police received a call around 8:30 this morning in reference to a bomb threat someone had found written on a bathroom wall in the Haley Center.

The building was evacuated and closed for a few hours while multiple federal and state agencies searched the over 408,000 square foot building and ultimately determined it to be safe.

"We're trying to do everything we can to find the perpetrators responsible for this," explains Captain Lorenza Dorsey of the Auburn Police Division.

Classes were canceled last Wednesday after a note found on a bathroom wall threatened to "unleash a rampage of biblical proportion."

Now Auburn University and the auburn police division are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of those responsible for the two threatening messages.

"There is nothing indicating at this point that they are related. Hopefully, with this reward being offered now, that is going to generate some calls, information that we can find the responsible person," says Dorsey.

Classes resumed at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities are urging students and staff to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

"I feel safe, but it's still an eerie feeling knowing that someone could be walking around here capable of doing that, but I trust our campus, security and police," says Auburn student, Morgan Murphy.

Engaging in threats that disrupt school and causes public alarm is a felony offense.

Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity or provide information regarding either of these incidents is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3140 or the Anonymous Tip line at 334- 246-1391.

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