INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Police Investigate Suspicious Online Posting

UNC STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FACULTY: UNC Police Investigate Suspicious Online Posting


Early Tuesday morning, UNC Public Safety became aware of an anonymous online posting which could be considered a threat against the campus community.  UNC Public Safety is taking the posting seriously and taking appropriate measures to keep the campus safe.  The posting did not indicate any specific campus location or means of violence—it only warned against being on campus at 9:49 a.m. today.

Based on the current assessment, UNC remains open and classes will proceed as usual at the faculty member’s discretion. We recognize the concern that our students and community have, and we are asking our faculty to show flexibility for student concerns given this unique situation.

It is out of caution that we share this information and remind the campus community to be observant and aware. UNC Public Safety is responding to this situation with increased vigilance and is asking that the University community do so as well. Please report any suspicious behavior by dialing 9-1-1.

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for updates.  For a list of safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:


About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency.  And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement.