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'Low-level' threat Thursday at BSU

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A bomb threat at Bemidji State University indicated that something might take place at the university this week, according to local law enforcement.

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Graffiti found in late October or early November on Lake Avenue indicated a BSU threat and pointed to Thursday as the key date, said Bemidji Police Chief Gerald Johnson.

The Bemidji Police Department determined that the threat was not credible, Johnson said.

BSU did not have to consider suspending classes because classes are not currently in session; the university does not reconvene from semester break until Jan. 22, said Andrew Bartlett, associate director of communications and marketing.

The university considered it a "low-level" threat and the university operated as normal Thursday, Bartlett said.

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