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Penn State police, FBI investigating potential threat

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Penn State police and the FBI are investigating a potential threat posted to social media, according to a statement from university police on its Facebook page Thursday.

The agencies are working to determine the potential threat’s credibility, and “there is no immediate danger” to the university community, according to police.

Penn State police confirmed the tweet under investigation came from a since-deleted account.

“I have decided that I’m going to commit the biggest mass shooting in history of the world, killing thousands of fans in beaver stadium during one of the games next year #f---psu,” the tweet said. It also tagged five Twitter accounts, including State College police.

Police wouldn’t release additional information as the investigation is ongoing.

Police said they take all threats seriously and encouraged the Penn State community to be vigilant.

“The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is paramount,” police said.

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