10 months ago
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Are You Warning People or Scaring Them?
On Sunday, university officials around the region notified students that vague threats had been made online, warning students to be vigilant on campus Monday.
"We continue to interact with local and federal authorities, as well as colleagues at other colleges and universities in the region," wrote Charles Leone, Temple's executive director of Campus Safety. "Law enforcement has received no additional information or any more specifics on the original threat. Should we learn anything specific that would affect the safety of those at Temple, we will let you know as soon as possible."
The news media followed up with reports about the college communities being notified of the information. Some students refused to go to school because of the vague threats.
Did the journalists further scare the public?
Or was this information that needed to be delivered, just in case?