Safety Advisory: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

This is a public safety advisory. The University has received a threat against the campus community timed for Thursday, April 10, 2008.

On Monday evening, April 7, 2008, the University Police received a report of a message written on a desk in Dickson Hall threatening the safety of the campus. Since that time, this matter has been under active and intensive investigation by University Police. At this point, there is no evidence to confirm that the threat is credible, nor can it yet be dismissed as a prank.

The University Police are especially interested in speaking to any students or employees who had classes or any other business in Room 276 of Dickson Hall at any time from Thursday, April 3, 2008, 5:15 p.m. to Monday, April 7, 2008, 4:00 p.m. Any such individuals or anyone who may know anything at all about this matter who have not, as yet, had an interview with a University Police officer are urged to call 973-655-5222 or come into the University Police headquarters immediately. All information will be kept confidential.

The safety of the University community is our highest priority. We will keep the campus informed and take whatever actions are necessary to safeguard the campus community. Please stay connected to standard University communication channels including Web, e-mail and text messages for instructions. If you have not already done so, you can sign up for text alerts at We ask you to please keep the University Police main number, 973-655-5222, programmed into your mobile phones.

Cooperation from the campus community is important and appreciated. If you have any information related to this matter, please call the main University Police phone line at 973-655-5222.

Chief Paul M. Cell
Montclair State University Police Department