Campus operations at UNF are back to normal on Tuesday after police determined there was no credible threat on campus Monday when police responded to a report of an armed individual.
The University of North Florida Crisis Management Team says that that University Police and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office have identified the 74-year-old woman who reported seeing a person with a gun in the UNF Parking Garage.
Family members of the woman told police she has been experiencing mental health issues. Last night, the JSO involuntarily admitted her to a mental health facility.
The University Police Department sent out the first message about the situation at 6:11 p.m. and while some received the message within one minute, many students, faculty and staff never received that first message.
UNF says this "is completely unacceptable". According to UNF, their Information Technology Services team is investigating the delay and are working to take corrective action.
Official alert message from UNF:
UPD is responding to a possible armed individual in garage Building #38. Leave the area if safe to do so. Find a safe area and shelter in place.
Officers have blocked Building #38 until further notice. Do not attempt to enter or leave Garage #38 next to the Arena.
Updates on this situation may be delivered to you via the Blackboard Connect system. The same information will be placed on UNF’s home page, WWW.UNF.EDU, UNF’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UofNorthFlorida and recorded on UNF’s main phone line, (904) 620-1000. Information may also be e-mailed to students, faculty and staff.