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LMU Threat: Email Warned Of 'Virgina Tech Style' Shooting

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Students are being asked to watch for suspicious activity after police at Loyola Marymount University received an email threat last Thursday about a "Virginia Tech style" mass shooting on the campus, reports KTLA.

School operations are proceeding as usual, however the university is taking the threat seriously, alerting students and faculty and adding extra LAPD patrols on campus.

According to detectives, the email was traced to a public-use machine at an off-campus apartment complex and they believe the threat was sent by a student or former student, KNX reports, notes KTLA.

A shooting rampage at Virginia Tech in 2007 left 33 people dead, including the gunman.