The University of North Alabama is starting its fall break a day early because of a campus death threat.
A university statement released Monday says the school will shut down on Thursday because of a threat that said four people would die on Oct. 9.
The school says the threat was found last week on campus in Florence. University police are investigating.
Students had been scheduled to be in class on Thursday and start fall break the following day.
North Alabama President John Thornell says the shutdown sends a message that the school takes threats and safety seriously.
Extra officers will be on campus around dormitories on Thursday, and only essential personnel will work.