May 1, 2008
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Auraria issues Campus Alert
The Auraria Campus Police Department today (May 1) issued a Campus Alert regarding an anonymous threatening letter that was received on Tuesday, April 29, at approximately 2 p.m. through the United States mail.
The letter of threat was directed toward two particular sections of a Metro State Advanced Business Statistics course and the Auraria Campus community. According to Auraria Police Chief John Mackey, the primary threat was to those sections and the affected classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester. Students in these classes have been notified of the cancellation.
Auraria police is working in cooperation with the Denver Police Department in an investigation of this matter. According to Mackey, Auraria will work with the three institutions if the police determine the threat is of a broader nature.
If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation you are asked to contact the Auraria Campus Police Department at 303-556-5000.
Metro State's Counseling Center is available to provide support and other resources to faculty, staff and students who feel overtly stressed by this incident. The center is located in Tivoli 651, or you can reach staff by telephone at 303-556-3132.
If you witness anything suspicious or are the victim of a crime on campus, immediately contact the Auraria Campus Police Department by dialing 911 from any campus phone or at 303-556-5000 from your cell phone. Be aware of the blue light emergency telephones in the parking lots and throughout the campus. Use these telephones to report all suspicious persons or incidents to the campus police.
The Auraria Higher Education Center is issuing this Campus Alert in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.