UO students on edge after rumor of shooting threat spreads on social media

Police contacted the individual behind a social media post that caused concern and say the person is cooperating.

Posted: May 13, 2019 6:56 PM
Updated: May 13, 2019 6:56 PM

Speech to Text for UO students on edge after rumor of shooting threat spreads on social media

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at four... police say there was never any real threat. even so... michael sevren shows us why students say it was better to play it safe, than sorry. matt, renee at least two student events were canceled over the weekend out of caution even though police say there was never a threat of violence. still students i spoke with say they're happy those organizers played it safe. the delta zeta sorority canceled a cancer fundraiser at the erb memorial building sunday. and phi gamma delta fraternity also canceled an event off campus. police say there was never any real threat and this scare was caused by rumors spread on social media. still senior sam michaan - who is the former head of the governing board of u of o fraternities - says those students did the right thing canceling their events. obviously, social media enables the spread of misinformation but you think that in this situation is was better to be safe than sorry. the family of the person whose social media post caused concern put out a statement... saying the person was suffering a mental health crisis. they say their loved one is getting care at a hospital and does not have guns or a history of violence. they say they plan to leave the state to return home. while police say there was never a threat made here. threats over social media have happened in our area before and those people can face serious charges. i'm working on that story for kezi nine news at six. in eugene i'm michael
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