Threat at Life University being investigated

An anonymous threat phone in to Life University prompted a temporary lockdown and police search Wednesday morning. But nothing suspicious has been located, a Marietta police spokesman said.

University officials and police are working to determine the source of the threat, according to Officer David Baldwin.

“Initial indications appeared to be that the threat was not credible,” the University said in an emailed statement.

Out of precaution, the University was placed on lockdown. Students and staff members were alerted through email and text messages, and those already on campus were advised to shelter in place, university spokesman Craig Dekshenieks said.

The lockdown was lifted around 9:10 a.m. Additional officers are expected to remain on campus throughout out the day, Baldwin said.

Life University is located on Barclay Circle, off U.S. 41.

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