For Immediate Release: October 16, 2015
Waterloo Region, ON – Waterloo Regional Police General Detectives and Wilfrid Laurier University Police are working together to ensure the safety of students and faculty as an internet threat was received by the University.
The Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University will be closed for the day as investigators determine the validity of the threat and its origin. Police are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the RCMP.
“For precautionary measures, the campus will be closed to ensure the safety and security of staff, faculty, students and the community”, said Kevin Crowley, Communications and Public Affairs Director of WLU.
The school is considered in “lockdown” and an increase in police presence will be noticeable. Access to various areas surrounding the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University will be prohibited. Wilfrid Laurier University and the Waterloo Regional Police Service ask for your patience and understanding as your safety is our paramount concern.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 extension 6399.
Kevin Crowley, Communications and Public Affairs Director - WLU
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070
Staff Sergeant Michael Haffner, Executive Officer
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8713 | Michael.Haffner@wrps.on.ca