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Loyola Students Sent Threatening Messages

Courtesy of Tony WebsterThe teens heard gunshots and realized they had been shot, police said.

Four Loyola students were sent threatening electronic messages Monday afternoon, school officials said.

Students in the Damen Student Center were sent “threatening harassing messages,” according to a crime alert sent by Campus Safety at 7:37 p.m., nearly five hours after the reported incident. The email, which was sent to the Loyola community, said the students involved had also been part of an earlier incident in which someone who wasn’t affiliated with Loyola returned a cell phone one of the students lost.

“We are sure that the non-Loyola individual involved in this incident left the campus and is no longer in the vicinity,” the email read.

In an email to The Phoenix, university spokesperson Evangeline Politis said on behalf of Campus Safety Chief Tom Murray the university police force isn’t able to share further detail of the incident due to ongoing investigation.

The alert said Campus Safety is working with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on an investigation. Anyone with information should contact Campus Safety at 773-508-6039 or CPD at 312-744-8263 or 9-1-1.

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