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The threat that police believe is not credible reads, "To Whom It May Concern: April 16, 2014 I will unleash a rampage of Biblical proportions across this tiny campus. You have been warned."
"It's a safe place, this is Auburn, but at the same time it doesn't happen here every day, but it can happen. It's an open campus. It's just the culture we live in today. Anytime something happens or anytime you read of some you get a threat, you have to take it seriously," explains Mike Clardy, AU Director of Communications.
Authorities have been investigating the threat since it was first reported by a student March 26th.
Late Tuesday night, a picture of the message surfaced on social media putting students and parents on high alert.
"I don't think anyone can complain about what we did," says Clardy, "We have to put the safety of our employees and our students first and we take every threat very seriously. This one the police looked at and they didn't see a lot of credibility to it, but you have to air on the side of caution."
Auburn Police Chief Paul Register informed us the threat was turned over to the FBI for analysis and they too have deemed it not credible.
Since March 26, numerous individuals have been interviewed.
"Better safe than sorry. This happened at so many places, you wouldn't think it would happen at Auburn though because it's such a homier town, but I guess that goes to show it can happen anywhere and we have to be prepared for it," explains Auburn student, Mallory Bullard.
Auburn student, Liz Erwin, says even though everything is fine, students returning to campus seemed to be more vigilant of their surroundings.
"In my first class people were talking about it," says Erwin, "It's kind of like you look around and see if anyone looks different, people with or without backpacks, it makes you take a double look."
The Auburn Police Division's main focus is to find out who wrote this threat.
Generating a threatening message intended to alarm others that results in the disruption of a school is a Class C Felony.