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University of Florida cancels graduation after threat

BOCA RATON, Florida. – Authorities say Florida Atlantic University has canceled a graduation ceremony after a “credible threat”.

The Boca Raton university announced the cancellation Tuesday, just minutes before the 5 pm commencement ceremony was set to begin. FAU police chief Sean Brammer said at a press conference that an employee found a sticky note with a threat to the ceremony in a women’s toilet. Officials would not say what the threat was.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the family and friends of the graduates were already sitting in the school auditorium where the entire student union building was evacuated.

The university had already hosted two other graduation ceremonies earlier in the day. Officials say that the evening ceremony, where 462 students were scheduled to take part, will be postponed to another day.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Florida) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

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