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Mercer University athletic facilities reopen after lockdown due to 'threatening email'

The school did not release the contents of the email to athletic staff, but said law enforcement is investigating

MACON, Ga. — Update


All athletic facilities on the Mercer University campus in Macon locked down due to a "threatening email."

The university told 13WMAZ that Athletic Department staff received the email Wednesday morning. That email prompted a lockdown of all athletic facilities as law enforcement investigated the threat.

According to Senior Vice President Larry Brumley, class was not cancelled because there was no immediate threat on campus.

Brumley says 5 years ago, the university would not have reacted this way, but in light of recent events across the country, he said it was best to err on the side of caution.

The athletic facilities at Mercer's Macon campus reopened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

According to a tweet from Mercer Baseball, the 6 p.m. home game against Georgia State would go on.

Anyone who has seen suspicious activity is asked to call Mercer Police. The university did not release the contents of the email, but said updates will follow as more information is available.