SCC instructor receives webb threat

Written by Theresa Rose on February 18, 2015

On Tuesday evening, Southeastern Community College officials received an alert from social sharing site ratemyprofessors.com about a message posted to its site earlier in the day. A moderator from ratemyprofessors.com found a post that contained threatening language directed toward an SCC instructor. The site then contacted SCC officials about the message.

Upon learning of the threat, SCC officials contacted the West Burlington Police Department.

SCC officials are working with WBPD and ratemyprofessors.com to identify the person responsible for writing the post and assess the credibility of the threat.

SCC officials utilized its emergency alert system to send a message to all students and staff informing them of the situation and to report any suspicious activity.

Below is the message that was sent to students and staff:
“Please be aware that we have been notified of a hostile threat made today toward one of our West Burlington campus instructors. We have informed this instructor directly of this threat and the instructor is following appropriate guidance until further information is available. Appropriate action has been initiated and is being monitored with internal and local authorities. We ask that you simply be alert to individual behavior or activity during the next few days that may seem unusual or angry. Please notify the switchboard immediately if you observe questionable activity.”

The incident is under investigation and SCC will release more information as it becomes available.