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University cancels classes after gun threat

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The University of Chicago canceled all classes and activities on its Hyde Park campus today.

They canceled classes because of an online threat.

The FBI says someone posted a threat of gun violence. He or  she mentioned "the campus quad Monday morning."

All non-medical faculty, students and non-essential staff are being asked not to come to the Hyde Park campus--or to remain indoors as much as possible. 

In a statement, University President Robert Zimmer said school officials decided to "exercise caution" based on the FBI's assessment of the threat and "recent tragic events at other campuses around the country."

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