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Columbine Threat Has Temple Students On Edge

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Temple University officials say there's an ongoing investigation into threatening graffiti found in a bathroom stall in one of the academic buildings.

They say the Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI have both been notified.

That's good news, but students, the people who could be in harms way, say they haven't been told about the threat. A threat university officials say they've known about since March.

FOX 29 has obtained pictures of the graffiti we're told was found on the wall of a bathroom stall at Gladfelter Hall.

Someone wrote "April 20th I'll bring honor to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold," a reference to the Columbine High School shooters.

The other says "April 20th you will all learn the meaning of suffering."

"It's kind of scary because people usually follow through with that kind of stuff. With Sandy Hook and everything like that you've got to be careful," said Temple University student David Tucker.

"It takes away the seriousness," Taylor Chenevert said after hearing the threats were posted on a bathroom wall. "People scribble on bathrooms all the time. That's high school type of stuff."

University officials issued a statement, saying: "The safety of the Temple Community is our top priority. Temple police have been conducting an investigation into the graffiti message..... Security has been enhanced on our campus."

Though university officials say they  discovered the graffiti threat in March, weeks later students are wondering why they weren't alerted to the potential danger.

"I feel for the most part they've done a good job. But for something like this I feel we should be more informed if it's something that could possibly be very serious," said a concerned Kayleaha Lutz.

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