Local and federal law enforcement officials are investigating threats made against Villanova University students
Radnor Township Police Department "received vague telephone threats concerning the University and that similar calls appear to have been placed by the same individual to other organizations throughout the country," reads an email from Ann E. Diebold, Vice President of University Communication.
Diebold's email follows in full:
Dear Faculty, Students and Staff:
I wanted you to know about a report that may appear in the local media regarding Villanova. The University was informed by the Radnor Township Police Department that it received vague telephone threats concerning the University and that similar calls appear to have been placed by the same individual to other organizations throughout the country.
The University has been in on-going contact with law enforcement, which does not believe these calls are credible. Nonetheless, the University is very appreciative that law enforcement is taking this matter seriously. Both the Radnor police and the FBI are actively investigating, with the full cooperation of the University’s Department of Public Safety. The University remains open and no classes or activities have been cancelled.
As always, your safety is our highest priority. Radnor police officers and Villanova’s Public Safety officers remain vigilant to any suspicious circumstances. If there were ever to be credible information that the University community was at risk, we would not hesitate to take immediate and decisive action. Please be assured that the University has systems, protocols and procedures in place to ensure the safety of our campus.
As always, we ask that you remain attentive to your surroundings and report any unusual circumstances to Public Safety at 9-4444.
Ann E. Diebold