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MUN professor receives death threat

University cancels professor's class as a precaution

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a threat against a Memorial University professor made on the Internet this morning.The posting included a threat against a specific professor at the university and indicated the threat would be carried out today.The RNC, upon being informed of the threat, quickly moved to ensure the safety of the professor and the university cancelled classes in the located that it was indicated the threat would be carried out.The threat was made from a computer on the university campus and investigators are interviewing individuals to find the person responsible.The Telegram reports that police have narrowed the search to “one of dozens of computers in a public area of the Queen Elizabeth II library on the university’s St. John’s campus.”The time indicated in the threat has passed.

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