Classes not suspended following unfounded campus threat

Matthew Enfinger

{{tncms-inline content=”<p>March 1, 2:48 p.m. </p> <p>The individual who made the threat to the university community has been identified as Emmanuel Pham by UPD Chief Laura McCullough via text message.</p> <p>According to The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office daily arrest report Pham was arrested by UPD and charged with terroristic threats and acts.</p> <p>Pham was confirmed as a mechanical engineering student by Jennifer Wise, Director of Marketing and Communication for Georgia Southern.</p>” id=”d172eed4-d864-4886-9d81-6da128a79bed” style-type=”update” title=”Update” type=”relcontent”}}

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Classes and campus operations are scheduled to continue operating normally after University Police found a threat made to the Georgia Southern University campus early Wednesday to be not credible.

The university sent out two emails on behalf of the UPD late Wednesday, saying they received information indicating a possible threat to the Statesboro campus for Thursday, posted on the internet.

After an investigation, UPD identified and arrested the individual who posted the threatening language, according to the email issued by GS. The individual was charged with making terroristic threats.

During the investigation, UPD found that the threat was not credible and announced that there is not a known, ongoing threat to the university community.

The university and the UPD still encourages individuals to be aware and mindful of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to police.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Matthew Enfinger, News Editor, [email protected]