Message from President Reyes on campus safety
(April 19, 2017) -- Dear 'Runners,
As you know, over the past several days our campus community has experienced some disruption due to two threats that were made against the university. In both cases, there was no reason to believe that the threats were credible. However, our first obligation to you is to provide a safe campus, which is why we asked everyone to leave the buildings that were targeted.
We are working closely with the San Antonio Police Department, the FBI and other federal authorities to thoroughly investigate the threats and identify whoever may be behind them.
Sadly, incidents like this are not limited to UTSA. Unfortunately, this is a time of year when many people feel uneasy because of the anniversaries of American tragedies including the Branch Davidian siege, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Columbine High School massacre.
At times like this, I urge you to remember, hatred wins when we live in fear. I refuse to let either one determine what we do as a university.
Every day, we maintain a significant police presence that includes officers in and out of uniform. These officers are here to protect you. Extensive safety protocols are in place and countless individuals work tirelessly to ensure that your experiences at UTSA are good ones.
While it is always important to be aware of your surroundings, I urge you to go about your regular routine. Students, attend your classes. Faculty, teach your students. Staff, continue your important work.
We are strong when we stand together as the Roadrunner family. Nothing can change that.
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D.
President Ad Interim
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