Today 10/26/2014, an individual posted on a social sight that he was going to "shoot up BYU-I". The Rexburg Police Department has located this individual and interviewed him. This was not an actual threat, but a bad joke.A short time later, officials at BYU-Idaho issued their own statement:
Thanks for all of the concern and people reporting the post.
"BYU-Idaho takes threats like these very seriously," the statement said. "An extensive plan is in place for all types of emergencies, including shootings. The university was ready to activate that plan in this situation if it had been necessary."The identity of the person making the original threat was not released to the public.