Those on campus on the first day of spring break using university computers may have received an alert memo warning them to take precaution of an armed intruder.
Moments later a second message, sent via text alert this time too, stated hat “no emergency or immediate threat” existed and to disregard the earlier message which was due to a system error.
“IT was performing a routine check and somehow the alert message was launched,” USF Media and Public Relations Coordinator Adam Freeman said. “It was a system error that was immediately cleared.”
— Staff report