UNO, Ben Franklin HS to close Monday due to threats against university

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The University of New Orleans has canceled classes Monday until 5 p.m. due to threats made against the school. According to our partners at | The Times-Picayune, Ben Franklin High School, which is located next to UNO, will also close on Monday.

UNO officials say a student at the university made threats against the school to two other students. The New Orleans Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for the student who made the threats.

Officials add that they do not want to risk the safety of the members of the school community, prompting the closure. They add that employees should not report to work until police determine that it is safe and students who live on campus should stay in their rooms. All entrances and exits on campus will be guarded by police.

Schools officials will continue to issue alerts with any possible changes or updates. Officials say that the safety of the students and employees is their top priority.

Anyone who needs to report emergencies to the UNO Police Department can do so by dialing 504-280-6666.

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