In the wake of a threat of campus violence, Eastern Kentucky University officials say they would have beefed-up security at two campus events Wednesday night.
An increased police presence is planned for the Alton Brown Live performance at the EKU Center for the Arts and at the basketball game against Morehead State University, according to a campus-wide email sent Tuesday.
Bags also will be checked at the game.
EKU police will be joined by representatives of state police, Richmond and Berea police, and the Madison County sheriff's office to "form a strong and highly visible presence on and around" campus Wednesday.
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The threat came in the form of graffiti posted in a bathroom stall in Combs Hall that said "Bringing gun to here. 2-11-15. Dead students." The graffiti was found Feb. 3.
While the campus will remain open Wednesday, EKU President Michael Benson issued a campus-wide email last week saying students, faculty and staff could stay away from campus without penalty.
Campus officials also said students and employees could adjust class times and meeting spaces if they wished.
Model Laboratory School, which is affiliated with EKU, is closed Wednesday.
Officials also created an anonymous online tip form to identify the graffiti's author at Police.eku.edu/eku-tip-reporting. EKU police can also be contacted at (859) 622-1111.