UPDATE: SUNY Oneonta Shooting Threat; Shelter Order Lifted
UPDATE (7:45 PM). A statement about today's event on the SUNY Oneonta campus has just been released by the school:
"SUNY Oneonta University Police now believe that the reported threat of violence on campus this afternoon was the result of a cyber-crime and posed no actual danger.
At approximately 3:38 p.m., a crisis hotline in New York City contacted SUNY Oneonta to share a chat message allegedly from a student of the college. The message indicated that the caller intended to shoot people on the SUNY Oneonta campus.
Upon initial investigation, the college deemed the threat to be credible and issued a shelter-in-place directive at 5:30 p.m. Subsequent investigation revealed that the student had reported to the City of Oneonta Police Department that her phone had been hacked. When University Police located her, she was working with the college’s Information Technology Services staff to address this.
Based on an interview with the student, the college lifted the shelter-in-place directive and issued an all-clear at 6:14 p.m. University Police are now working with Oneonta Police, Otsego County law enforcement officials, the New York State Police, New York City Police and the FBI to investigate the incident further."
UPDATE (6:30pm): The "shelter in place" warning sent out campus wide issued because of an active shooter was lifted around 6:30. There is no danger on campus at this time.
This afternoon SUNY Oneonta campus police were warned of a possible active shooting threat on the Oneonta campus:
A warning on the the college website is warning students of the threat.
"University Police has received notification that a current student believed to be on campus is threatening to shoot members of the campus community. Please shelter in place."