SCC alerts students, staff to possible threat; LPD investigating
Authorities are investigated threatening messages received by the Southeast Community College campus in Lincoln.
Lincoln police said the school received almost 400 responses through a contest to name a new campus eatery, and that some of the messages were considered threatening.
Officers responded to the campus Wednesday afternoon, and message was sent to students and staff alerting them to the investigation.
SCC released the following statement Thursday morning:
“Thank you for your patience as we address the situation that many of you were notified of (via Regroup) yesterday.
I’d like to provide you with a brief update. As you may know, over the last two weeks we had a contest on the Lincoln campus to name the new Eatery. Participants could submit suggested names in the suggestion box or via a QR code on a website. After we began reviewing the submissions we found comments that required us to investigate further and notify the campus community.
The College is taking all possible steps to address the situation and we are working with local law authorities to assist us in this matter. At this time, we do not believe there is a danger or threat to the College community. We are committed to the safety and security of everyone at SCC and will continue to investigate as thoroughly as possible.
We will keep students, faculty and staff updated as much as we are able.”
Police are still investigating.