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Point Loma Nazarene University Re-Opens After Threat Cancels Classes

Point Loma Nazarene University will resume classes Friday after canceling all classes Thursday because of a possible threat to the campus, officials said.

An alert posted on the university's website said the FBI informed the university about a possible threat. Emails and mobile alerts warning of the threat went out to students and faculty at around 8:25 a.m.

“This got brought to our attention by the FBI,” PLNU spokeswoman Jill Monroe said. “We’re working with them to identify the source.” 

All classes at all of the school's campuses, including a satellite campus in Bakersfield, were canceled out of an abundance of caution, university officials said.

The university reopened the main campus around 5:30 p.m. after consulting with investigators, according to PLNU's official Twitter account. 

Classes at all PLNU's campuses will resume Friday, the statement said.

When the initial alerts were issued, students were asked to close windows and blinds in their dorm rooms.

"I just got a text saying that there's been a threat and to go back your residents and that all classes were canceled," student Jacob Ramirez said. "So my first thought was 'Oh, OK. I'll just go back.'"

Campus officials issued an update at 10:40 a.m. saying there have been no injuries and no reported incidents on campus or within the Point Loma neighborhood.

This includes satellite campuses at Liberty Station, Mission Valley and Bakersfield, Monroe said.

San Diego Police Lt. Eric Hays told NBC 7 the only thing the department can disclose is that it was an online threat.

The university located west of downtown is home to more than 2,000 undergraduate students.

University officials told residential students to stay in their dorms but undergraduate students who wanted to leave campus were given that option, Monroe said.

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