Shelter in place order given at UNC Asheville

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ASHEVILLE – UNC Asheville gave a shelter in place order this morning following what the university said was a credible threat at the campus.

The campus remains on lockdown and an email articulating a threat to the campus is under investigation by state and local authorities, according to an alert published by the school.

Anyone at the campus is asked to remain in place and no one should come to the university, the alert continued.

All classes, including virtual, are canceled for the day.

According to WLOS, several offices at the University received an email communicating a direct threat to members of the UNC Asheville community. The email demanded that the Black Lives Matter mural on University Heights on campus be painted over.