A bomb threat has been emailed to Brandeis University in Massachusetts. The Brandeis campus is now closed to all faculty and non-essential personnel.
At this time, the nature of the threats ware unclear. The university sent home staff and students out of an “abundance of caution”.
University spokesman Jarret Bencks wrote in an email to JTA that the school is working with law enforcement to investigate the threat, which he did not specify.
In light of emailed threats received this morning we have determined to close the Brandeis campus to all faculty and non-essential personnel
— Brandeis University (@BrandeisU) August 23, 2017
The university campus will be reopened once law enforcement confirms there is no threat.
Braindeis University enrolled about 5,600 graduate and undergraduate students in 2015.
That is all the information available at this time.
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About Brandeis University
Founded in 1948 as a non-sectarian, co-educational institution sponsored by the Jewish community, Brandeis was established on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named after Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Justice of the U.S Supreme Court. In 2015, it had a total enrollment of 5,532 students on its suburban campus spanning over 235 acres (95 hectares). The institution offers more than 43 majors and 46 minors, and two-thirds of the undergraduate classes have 20 students or fewer. It is a member of Association of American Universities since 1985 and the Boston Consortium which allows students to cross-register to attend courses at other institutions including Boston College, Boston University and Tufts University.