Follow Up to Last Night’s Security Message

Dear parents and families,

We just sent an email to the campus community (below) with an update on last night’s security message. I wanted to share it with you as well.

The message we are hearing from law enforcement is they believe it is safe to hold classes and have normal operations on campus, so today is as much ‘business as usual’ as it can be.

I know that the idea of a vague threat is concerning. The nature of the threat is still part of the ongoing investigation and I am sorry that we do not have details to share. Most of all, I want you to know that we are taking this very seriously and that we are doing everything we can to keep your students safe.

If we have additional information, it will be shared.

Best wishes,


Sunday evening we sent a message to make you aware about increased security on campus. The increased police presence is due to an unsubstantiated threat made against the campus. We remain in consultation with local law enforcement and believe that campus is safe to conduct classes and normal business operations.

We realize the lack of details may be concerning. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any additional information at this time other than to affirm that the investigation is still active.

We will communicate with campus as updates are available.

Wake Forest is staffing a call center to address concerns from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, December 3. The number for the call center is 336-758-8731. Updates will be posted to

Additionally, Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The University Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

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