Threat prompts changes at UW-River Falls
University to up police presence after written communication said 'Beware the Ides of October'
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — 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.