Threat prompts changes at UW-River Falls

University to up police presence after written communication said 'Beware the Ides of October'

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is increasing its law enforcement presence on campus after an anonymous threat.

KSTP-TV reported that UW received a written communication that stated “Beware the Ides of October, the time is nigh and the bullets will fly.”

According to a campus safety alert issued Friday afternoon, the Ides of October corresponds to October 15.

The threat did not specify or target any particular individual, group or a location.
No changes to classes or events are anticipated. Police asked students and staff to be alert for suspicious activity.

The UW-River Falls Police Department is investigating.