LIU campuses reopen after non-credible threat

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The LIU Post campus was among those closed Thursday. (Photo by Teri West)

Long Island University’s campuses closed last Thursday due to a social media threat, although the FBI and Department of Homeland Security deemed it non-credible.

The university administration decided to close the campuses at least partially because of mass shootings the weekend before.

“While there is no specific threat, the safety of our students and employees are of paramount importance,” a Wednesday email to the Long Island University community said. “Therefore, with an abundance of caution, and in the context of recent tragedies in Dayton OH and El Paso, TX, the University has made the decision to close tomorrow.”

Campus housing stayed open and the campuses reopened Friday. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security’s investigation ended by Friday, a message on the university’s website said.

“There is no viable threat to LIU,” the alert said.

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