Early this morning, a timely warning text message was issued by the University Police Department regarding threats made against UF on social media. Social media messages were received from 15 separate account holders throughout the U.S. and all arrived at the same time. At least one other university received similar messages, and the social media threats were determined to be a hoax. We believe the threat against UF is likely a hoax as well. However, since safety is always our No. 1 priority, the university has taken additional precautions, including issuing a timely warning this morning and increasing police presence and patrols.