To the campus community:
As further information unfolds from yesterday’s campus emergency incident, two observations have become clear to me about the world in which we now live.
First, you can never be too vigilant nor react too strongly to the threat of violence. All potential threats must be taken very seriously, and the response must be a reaction to worst-case scenarios.
Second, as an educational institution we must continue to educate our students and ourselves about the perception of threat. Behavior that causes widespread fear among our students and staff cannot and will not be tolerated.