Update on police incident in Cornett Building

- University of Victoria

The university received information that a threat to safety was posted in a washroom in the Cornett building. The message indicated the threat of a shooting, similar to other threats that had been posted in the community this week.

Campus security immediately contacted Saanich police who decided out of an abundance of caution to evacuate the building. We used our emergency alert system to advise our community of the incident and to avoid the area.

The Cornett building has now been cleared for re-entry and classes and activities within that building will resume.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance to UVic. Police will remain on campus today to ensure the safety of the campus community.

We realize that the sight of armed officers on campus can be alarming to people. Support resources are available.

The university remains open.