New Orleans police have arrested a 20-year-old University of New Orleans student who allegedly made violent threats to other students on campus.
Nicholas Heard was wanted by New Orleans police on one count of terrorizing. About 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Heard allegedly made direct threats to shoot several people on campus to other students, police said in a news release.
The case prompted UNO officials to cancel classes through 5 p.m. Monday. University officials said in a released statement that holding classes as scheduled is not worth jeopardizing university safety.
The university said students who live in on-campus housing should remain in the safety of their rooms and employees should not report to work until police determine there is no longer a threat to campus. Officers will be posted at all entrances and exits on campus until its deemed no longer necessary.
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Ben Franklin High School, which is located on the UNO campus, will also be closed Monday, WWL-TV reported.
The Advocate will be updating the story as more information becomes available.