MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – An unsubstantiated threat caused a campus scare Thursday night at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, the school said.
Miami Gardens police were investigating "an unsubstantiated rumor of a threat taking place at St. Thomas University," school spokeswoman Joyce R. Forchion said in a statement.
St. Thomas University contacted police as a precaution.
"Since there was no substantiated threat, the institution was not placed on lockdown," Forchion said.
Nevertheless, the SWAT team and a police helicopter searched the campus, which was deemed safe.
"The safety of our students, faculty and staff remains paramount as we maintain a secure campus environment for everyone who visits the university," Forchion said.