Increased Security Presence on Campus

This message was emailed to parents and families, following an email that was sent to students, faculty, and staff.

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Dear Wake Forest families,

The email message below was sent out to students, faculty, and staff tonight. Law enforcement officials made Wake Forest authorities aware of an unsubstantiated threat against the campus. Law enforcement officials immediately began an investigation and continue to pursue leads to determine the validity of the threat.

At this time, there is no evidence that this is a credible threat. However, the University and local law enforcement agree that an increased police presence is an appropriate measure and students can expect to see an elevated level of security on campus.

While this is not an emergency and there is no need for action on the part of you or your student, in the spirit of our Parent/Family Communications guidelines we are sharing this with you to be as transparent as possible. This email, and any future updates, will be posted on our Family News website:  https://parents.wfu.edu/communications/family-news/.

I have no additional details beyond what is in the message below. However, I can assure you that our crisis management team is working diligently. There is no greater priority than the safety of our students and the campus community.

With best wishes,

Betsy Chapman ‘92, MA ‘94
Executive Director of Family Communications and Volunteer Management

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On Sunday, law enforcement officials made Wake Forest authorities aware of an unsubstantiated threat against the campus. Law enforcement officials immediately began an investigation and continue to pursue leads to determine the validity of the threat.

There is no greater priority than the safety of our campus community. At this time, there is no evidence that this is a credible threat. However, the University and local law enforcement agree that an increased police presence is an appropriate measure and you can expect to see an elevated level of security on campus.

The University will continue to receive updates about the law enforcement investigation and share information as it becomes available.

We realize this message may be concerning. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any additional information at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation. After extensive consultation with law enforcement, University officials do believe maintaining normal campus operations to be safe for students, faculty and staff.

Wake Forest will staff 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 wakealert.wfu.edu.

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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