This is a Big Deal
- The University of Chicago announced Sunday that all classes and other activities planned for Monday on its Hyde Park campus will be canceled after FBI counterterrorism officials informed the university of a gun violence threat to the campus.
University President Robert Zimmer sent an email to students and staff warning them of a threat posted online by an unknown individual, which specifically mentioned "the campus quad" at 10 a.m. Monday. Zimmer asked staff and faculty members who do not have emergency duties or patient care responsibilities to not come to the Hyde Park campus. Students who reside on campus were told to contact their resident heads and "to remain indoors as much as possible if they are on campus."
"Based on the FBI's assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday," Zimmer said in the email.
Target the president's last known neighborhood, his employer, his wife's "employer," his political cradle, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, etc. It's a natural target. Of course, this doesn't mean it couldn't be a feint of some sort and something would happen somewhere else. Stay alert.