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No threat to Cal State Long Beach after shooting message found in campus bathroom

OCTOBER 29, 2015. LONG BEACH, CA. Students ride through a parking lot at Cal State Long Beach. T
Authorities investigated a threat to the Cal State Long Beach campus on Wednesday but found the threat to be not credible.
(Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

Authorities said there was no threat to Cal State Long Beach on Thursday after graffiti found the day before in a bathroom seemed to imply a school shooting would take place.

A Twitter user posted a photograph of the threatening message, scrawled in black ink inside a restroom stall: “School shooter tm BE WARNED 5-9.” Late Wednesday night, the university’s president, Jane Close Conoley, said that the threat was not credible and that other institutions had found similar graffiti.

“At this time, we have no information that leads us to believe this is a credible threat, and the campus is open,” university spokeswoman Lauren Williams said Thursday morning.

The Cal State Long Beach Police Department and the Long Beach Police Department will both be increasing their presence on the campus Thursday, university officials said.

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