UMW Cancels Classes

One Person In Custody After Call Triggers "Shelter In Place"

November 18, 2019 - 4:23 pm

Fredericksburg, Va. ( - University of Mary Washington Police say one person is custody, after a "non-credible" threat was left on a voicemail.  The incident caused the school to cancel classes for the day Monday.

A Spokeswoman says the call suggested the person, on the line, was going to come to campus with a weapon.  UMW Police increased patrols.

The decision to cancel classes, and order a shelter-in-place, was made out of an abundance of caution.