HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — In the wake of a threat scribbled on a bathroom wall at Auburn University, that forced the school to close Wednesday as a precaution, other campus safety leaders are talking about how they deal with threats.
“Threats can come in a lot of different forms so what we do is we have a critical review team to begin looking for other evidence to figure out if it is a serious threat or a passive threat,” University of Alabama Huntsville spokesman Ray Garner told WHNT News 19 Wednesday.
UAH has an alert system that when activated can send a message to all students and staff about emergency situations, but Garner says not all threats fall into a category that calls for that level of response.
“All threats are taken seriously but it stops there, you have to judge each on its own merit,” Garner added.
Other campus security officers in the Tennessee Valley report having similar threat assessment teams to deal with threats made to safety on campus.