Watrloo’s Wilfrid Laurier University on lockdown
After an online threat made against the university, Waterloo’s Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo is on lockdown. Students and staff have been asked to stay away from the campus until further notice.
“For precautionary measures, the campus will be closed to ensure the safety and security of staff, faculty, students and the community,” said a university spokesperson.
Classes and meetings have also been cancelled until further notice.The university’s Special Constable received a tip about the threat from Waterloo police at approximately 3 a.m. on Friday. The university was placed on lockdown at 6 a.m. The nature of the threat is not immediately clear. The campus is expected to remain closed for the day as Waterloo region police and Wilfrid Laurier University police investigate.