University of Chicago cancels Monday classes after gun violence threat

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Gun threat prompts University of Chicago to cancel Monday classes.

REUTERS: The University of Chicago has cancelled Monday classes and activities after being warned by the FBI that someone had made an online threat of gun violence on campus, university President Robert J.

Robert Zimmer, the university president, said that FBI counterterrorism officials had contacted the university Sunday to warn that “an unknown individual” had posted a message online that threatened an armed attack on the main campus quad at 10 a.m. today. FBI counter-terrorism officials said the threat from an unknown person made specific reference to the quad on the university’s Hyde Park campus, Zimmer said on the school’s website. Zimmer said he decided to cancel classes “based on the FBI’s assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country.” DALLAS — A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said roads in the Panhandle remained slick after the slow-moving storm dropped ice and freezing rain in the region. — Three people were killed and 12 others were injured after a series of collisions Saturday night on the northbound side of Interstate 287 near Bernards Township, N.J.

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