ATHENS, Ohio – A social media posting delivered a vague threat in an “Ohio University” group Friday morning.
Ohio University police received a report early on April 29, that an anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” had been posted to a location-based social media app called Yeti. The threatening video was posted to the “Ohio University” group, which allows users to affiliate with the Athens campus.
Due to the location based nature of the app, it is not believed that a threat to any of the regional campuses or satellite locations exists at this time.
Ohio University will remain open and commencement will continue, but with increased police staffing and security measures. OUPD is continuing to consult with their state and federal partners and will notify the community immediately if new information suggests a different approach is warranted. Ohio University officials are working with law enforcement officials to evaluate the unspecified security threat discovered earlier this morning.