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SF State Armed Violence Threat Seemingly Resolved After Person Detained

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San Francisco State University will reopen Wednesday for in-person classes now that a person of interest has been arrested in connection with an armed violence threat that shut the school down Tuesday.

According to university officials, a “a non-specific violent threat” was posted on social media. Students who saw the threat online quickly contacted university police. The threatening message was later deleted, according to a campus safety alert. 

Officials asked that classes be moved online for the day and university buildings were closed during the course of the investigation. 

University police teamed with other law enforcement agencies to identify and detain a person of interest Tuesday afternoon. While the investigation is ongoing, it is believed the threat has been resolved and classes will resume as usual Wednesday. Students who live on campus have been given the clear to leave residential buildings. 

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There will be increased security presence on campus Wednesday and likely until the full investigation is concluded. 

In a statement made after the person was detained, University President Lynn Mahoney said she acknowledges that the day’s events were traumatic, especially for residential students and staff on campus. Counseling is available for students through Counseling and Psychological Services and for staff by contacting the Employee Assistance Program. 

Mahoney added:

Once again, we navigated the unimaginable together.”

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