SFA responds to mass shooting threat

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A search is underway for the person or persons responsible for posting signs threatening a deadly mass shooting at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.

Anyone with information regarding the notes found today is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 936-560-INFO (4636).  Information can be confidentially submitted via web at <http://www.ncstips.com/>www.ncstips.com.

Tips may also be sent "NCSTIPS plus the information" to C R I M E S via text message.  Nacogdoches Police say all information is confidential and you do not have to give your name.  If the information given results in an arrest in this case, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Authorities early Thursday morning descended on Stephen F. Austin State University after signs threatening a deadly mass shooting were found on and off campus.

University spokesman Bob Wright says all campus police officers were called in to work Thursday, and officers from the Nacogdoches police, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office and the Texas

Department of Public Safety were on hand.

According to an alert posted on the university's Web site, several signs listed Thursday's date and warned that students would die in a shooting. The alert said signs at an off-campus apartment complex read, "10 people will be killed and shot at the grove," a reference to the complex's name.

Wright says classes are being held as scheduled.

A bulletin posted on the SFA Web site stated faculty are urged to exercise leniency with absences and allowing makeup work.