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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Rockford University, classes resume Tuesday afternoon

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UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford University is no longer on lockdown after police investigated a threat on campus.

School officials received a threat of violence early Tuesday morning learning them to contact Rockford Police.

Rockford University has released the following statement.

"In consultation with the Rockford Police Department it was determined that campus could reopen around noon. All campus buildings and offices are now open and food service has resumed. Classes and labs will resume at 2 p.m.

Following the threat that was made to campus this morning, the university worked closely with RPD to investigate the situation to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, students, and guests. Out of an abundance of caution we placed the campus on lockdown while working with RPD to determine the threat level and we immediately notified our campus community."


ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford University is on lockdown as police investigate a threat on campus.

According to school officials, a threat of violence was sent to the school Tuesday morning.

Rockford Police were immediately contacted and an investigation is currently underway.

School leaders have requested students and staff already on campus to shelter in place and that all other students avoid the campus until further notice.

All classes for Tuesday morning have been canceled until further notice. 

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