The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports:
Florida Atlantic University canceled tonight’s graduation ceremony after a “credible threat” was found in a note stuck to a mirror in a women’s bathroom on campus. A staff member found the small sticky note at about 4:15 p.m. in the Business Building.
“It was a threat specific to our graduation tonight,” said Chief of FAU Police Sean Brammer. “It would hurt the investigation if I told you the specifics of the note. We took it seriously and canceled the ceremony.”
College President John Kelly said in a statement: “We immediately huddled and made the decision that we would cancel the graduation ceremony. I feel terrible for our students. I’m disappointed as well. One of my thrills of the year is graduation.”
— Andrew Ruiz (@AndrewRuizWPTV) August 7, 2018
The investigation of FAU’s Student Union continues. Updates will follow as information is available.
— Florida Atlantic (@FloridaAtlantic) August 7, 2018
FAU graduation canceled, building evacuated due to “credible threat” on Boca Raton campus https://t.co/cEpa4aRj7Q
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 7, 2018
#FAU Should do something special for the students who were supposed to graduate today. Parents spent over 40K, family flew from around the world, and students spent many sleepless nights just to live this moment. This day is a milestone for every student!
— Cliff E. (@buddyboy24) August 7, 2018