UA President: Students 'never in danger' from threat

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WAFF) - Police at the University of Alabama campus put Tutwiler Hall on lockdown and advised residents on Sorority Row not to leave their houses late Sunday night.

University news outlet The Crimson White tweeted that police are following anonymous emailed threats of gun violence.

Police surrounded the Tutwiler dormitory; at around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, police began allowing students in and out of the dorm, according to a university spokesperson. Officers searched the nearly 1,000-room dormitory and found no weapons or unauthorized individuals.

Monday, University President Judy Bonner issued a statement saying the episode resulted from rumors and social media posts, adding that students were never in danger from the threat.

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