UO Urgent Info: threat rumors untrue


Social media posts warning about a threat of violence at the University of Oregon are not accurate.

Police have been investigating, and there are no current credible threats to the UO. Campus will be operating normally.

UO Police are aware of recent social media posts by a member of the UO community that caused some concern. Police contacted the individual and the person is voluntarily cooperating with police and local partners. Police do not consider the person a threat currently and are doing everything legally possible to address the situation. Privacy laws prevent police from sharing more information.

Information shared by others on social media since Saturday, May 11 is not accurate. The original posts of concern did not threaten the campus, or threaten shooting.

Police would like to remind all members of the community to immediately and directly share information or concerns with law enforcement about possible self-harm or harm to the community. Do not simply share on social media, and do not share unfounded information. Police and UO leadership appreciate those who have shared information directly. All campus community members are encouraged “if you see something, say something!”

If people ever have information about actual threats of violence they should call 9-1-1, or contact police at non-emergency numbers: UOPD 541-346-2919; Eugene Police 541-682-5111.

Updates if available or necessary will be posted to the UO Alerts page.