Online Threat of Mass Shooting at Philadelphia Area Colleges Prompts FBI, ATF to Issue Alert

On October 4 FBI and ATF officials issued a warning to Philadelphia area colleges after an explicit threat to carry out a mass shooting was posted online.

The threat is believed to have been posted on 4chan on October 2, a duplicate of which appeared elsewhere online and is reproduced below.

“The first of our kind has struck fear into the hearts of America,” the post reads. “His cries have been heard, even by the President.”

This is only the beginning. The Beta Rebellion has begun. Soon, more of our brothers will take up arms to become martyrs to this revolution.

On October 5, 2015 at 1:00PM CST, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university near Philadelphia. His cries will be heard. His victims will cower in fear, and the strength of the union will decay a little more.

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The FBI and the ATF alerted all Philadelphia area colleges and universities in response to the post.

The FBI released the following statement:

Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5.

No specific college or university was identified in the posting. We encourage students, faculty, and employees at area colleges and universities to follow the guidance of their campus security officials.

The FBI will continue to work with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to investigate threats of violence, and, as always, we ask the public to report suspicious activity to law enforcement.

“Although the FBI has assured us there is no specific threat to a particular college or university, we are taking this very seriously and are taking extra precautions to protect the Drexel community,” a Drexel University official wrote.

According to NBC Philadelphia, which broke the story Sunday, Drexel “plans on increasing patrols on campus Monday. Drexel Police and Allied Security officers have been notified. They are also working with University of Pennsylvania Police and Philadelphia Police.

Villanova University officials also sent an alert to all students, faculty and staff notifying them of the threat, NBC Philadelphia reports.

“The information includes a specific date of Monday, Oct. 5, 2015,” wrote Villanova Public Safety Director David Tedjeske.

“Authorities have no other knowledge of a specific threat. In response, the University has notified the Radnor Police Department and is working in conjunction with them to enhance protection of the campus. In addition, the Public Safety Department has increased security patrols.”

Another alert sent to Temple University students and faculty provided more details on the threat.

“Temple University, along with other colleges and universities in our region, has learned from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) that a threat of violence has been made online against ‘a university near Philadelphia,'” a Temple University official wrote. “This posting states an action could take place at 1 p.m. central (2 p.m. eastern) Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.”

4chan users reportedly sought to spread rumors concerning the October 1 school shooting event in Oregon.

Mass shooting events have been seized upon and admittedly “politicized” by the Obama administration over the past few years to strengthen gun control measures in anticipation of the Obama’s embrace of the United Nations Small Arms Treaty.

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31 thoughts on “Online Threat of Mass Shooting at Philadelphia Area Colleges Prompts FBI, ATF to Issue Alert”

  1. A wise old farmer used to place a sign near his pumpkin patch that read, “Beware, one of these pumpkins is poisoned”.
    It was quite effective until one year another sign was added by someone else, which read, “Beware- now TWO of these pumpkins are poisoned”.
    If you can’t see the relevance, I can’t help you !

  2. What is being proposed is not ‘Gun Control.’ What is being proposed is the disarming of the civilian American population by American power, and the increased arming of the police, military, intelligence agencies, and mercenaries to impose a despotism on the American people.

    This disarming of the American people will allow increased spying, imprisonment, torture, impoverishment, and killing of the people, to allow the oligarchy to steal anything that isn’t nailed down. The civilian disarming is a means of imposing despotism, just as the massive spying on the American people by American power is intended to prevent our resistance.

    It should be discussed in those terms to penetrate the Progressive narrative that argues for this disarming. In the USA, the mainstream narrative is between the Conservatives, who espouse piggish values, and Progressives, whose function is to neutralize the opposition of the population. The Progressives tend to turn the people into fearful sheep.

    So the mainstream discourse is with the Cons going OINK, OINK, OINK, and the progs replying BLEAT, BLEAT.

    A new form of ideological and conceptual language is needed to mobilize the American people against anti-people American power.

    1. I believe folktruther what will come from this is some sort of front activist youth organization arguing FOR disarmament….once they’ve been sufficiently terrorized. In promotion of agendas(esp ones that DON’T serve the masses), the most vulnerable of us are ALWAYS targeted, like the youth, to get the changes to society they want.

    2. Folk,

      That’s exactly what they are doing. “Gun Control” is just PC wordplay.

      The Trillion or so spent to date on “Drills” aka “Practice” on the American takeover goes unnoticed.

      I know I harp on this. But we Need the left’s help here. They think all is good and the Dem Admin would never hurt them.

      Well, I thought that at one time about the Republican Party and Quit after Bush attacked Iraq. I know it’s both, just trying to make a point.

      The left are bought and sold much more on their party than the right.

      I think they are all stupid…..censored

      1. Hey Ric, as the great former and since passed Philadelphia talk show host Irv Homer used to say, “There aint a dimes worth of difference between a Republican and a Democrat.”

        This was back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. That dimes worth of difference is down below a nickel now.

        A MAJOR agenda goal of those behind the curtain was to convince the masses that there really IS a difference.

        I believe it was successful.

  3. I like the “Beta” bit, as its a reference to “Brave New World”….which I’d argue we’ve entered. The Internet again is being demonized, as demonization always comes before the conflict and/or attack. Looking carefully at this particular post, a critical mind would perhaps interpret this as dark humor; especially when including the responses to the post. So now, we’re dealing with “staged active shooter drills” disguised as real, the demonization of ordinary individuals’ dissent, threats of “staged” attacks on a cognitively vulnerable population(unaware as in Oregon) Not by the poster…by THE AUTHORITIES themselves. Meaning: The Media & Federal “Law Enforcement” are doing precisely what Orson Welles did on October 30, 1938….Terrorism. When promoting agendas, facts don’t matter. They’re the terrorism they claim to want to stop.

  4. FEMA is getting involved:

    Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

    Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
    Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
    Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
    Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.
    

    https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-907

    1. Let me see if this fixes the formatting…

      PeaceFrog says:
      Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

      Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
      Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
      Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
      Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

      https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-907

      1. In short: how to generate mass hysteria(terror) amongst the population. Sounds about right…Hegelian Dialectic.

  5. How are you getting “mass shooting” from this vague threat? I have a son at Drexel right now and to draw such a conclusion from such a vague threat is completely irresponsible on your part. Yes, it’s a clear threat but nowhere does it say anything about a shooting being planned. Hopefully it’s just nonsense but let’s not make things up just to get a better headline for your story.

  6. Funny how the “drills” never seem to prevent what they’ve been training for: only “manage the crisis” after IT allegedly already happened. I think it was Michael Hayden in a debate with Glenn Greenwald who said something along the lines of “if we prevented Terror attacks, no one would ever know about it”. In some circles that would be called “a dead giveaway”.

    1. Well, let’s hope they don’t start “training” for a Rhino attack. Those street sweepers are already overtaxed. Maybe its a modern form of conjuration. You just perform the ritual, chant the meme and, voila, instant shooter.

  7. I don’t believe the psycho plans to carry out his threat. Threats are forms of terrorism too. Maybe the fool is from the west coast? Let’s hope, when he’s found, he doesn’t die in custody.

      1. Yes, how are we to be properly indoctrinated without a manifesto? I’ve come to expect them. I feel cheated without them.

  8. Here’s a follow up article from Philly Voice.

    http://www.phillyvoice.com/ramsey-students-stay-alert-threat-deadline-passes/

    “Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is asking students at Philadelphia-area colleges to keep their eyes peeled Monday evening even after the deadline for a threat posted online passed.

    According to Jennifer Joyce from FOX 29, Ramsey says schools and students should remain “vigilant” in recognizing potentially suspicious activity and that the department was looking into all new threats…”

  9. 4chan is all about mind control, the embryonic marginals of society become entrapped there, pupate and ultimately emerge as “soldiers of 4chan,” i.e. mind controlled psychotics; it works by the principle of reflexive (or mirror) mind control, whereby the subject subconsciously learns to brainwash himself (yes, it’s almost always a “he”), by repetitive, ritualized interactions with images (usually shock pornography or graphic violence) coupled with absurdist/fascistic slogans resulting in acute adreno-dopaminergic arousal and addiction, followed by tolerance, to same; the ultimate consequence of which can be fruition and externalization of mind-controlled rage fantasies, which are themselves purely real-life replays of the selfsame encoded violence they had unguardedly and unawarely been surrendering themselves to over a period of months, in some cases even years, through the mechanism of 4chan’s mind control image-centered gestational framework. In short, 4chan is a forge for violently active insanity.

    1. Hate is not ‘psychosis’ or ‘insanity,’ sorry to inform you. Good and evil exist. Calling 4chan full of hate is also subjective. I myself avoid it but won’t abide your attacks against true sufferers of psychosis or on whites, who make up most of 4chan’s users, and JIDL (jewish internet defense league…sp?) trolls.

        1. “My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them—as steps—to climb beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.)
          He must transcend these propositions, and then he will see the world aright.”–Ludwig Wittgenstein

  10. There’s an interesting write-up on the origins and content of the board/thread where this threat originated.

    http://www.phillyvoice.com/what-beta-uprising/

    Here’s the beginning of it…

    “At the beginning of an online thread posted Friday – which warned of impending violence to be brought against a Philadelphia-area university – was a drawing of a cartoon frog wearing a black mask and holding a handgun.

    The image may seem trivial considering the severity of the threat made in the post; it seemingly referenced the fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon at the hands of Chris Harper Mercer: “On October 5, 2015, at 1:00 PM CT, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university near Philadelphia. His cries will be heard, his victims will cower in fear, and the strength of the Union will decay a little more.”

    Yet the image does help to explain, not necessarily the origin of the threat, but the Internet subculture where it first appeared, which has become a center for those who feel cast out from the “normal” world.

    The subculture is active on a message board called /r9k/ on the website 4chan, where the Philadelphia threat and a similar post possibly linked to Mercer were posted.”

  11. My daughter is a student at a community college situated less than an hour outside of Philadelphia. She informed me yesterday (Oct 5) that there was unusual police activity at the campus. She is not the curious type (very much UNLIKE her father) so she did not inquire as to the nature of the activity.

    A friends daughter received a text alert regarding a similar threat at another close by college.

    What I theorize may be occurring regarding these alleged threats is an attempt to further manipulate the citizenry of this country to be “on the lookout” (state induced paranoia) on social media as well as generally out and about, for to potentially spot and thwart the next James Holmes, Adam Lanza, Tsarnaev brother, Dylann Roof, V.L. Flannagan or Chris Harper Mercer.

    It is sheriff Andy Taylor deputizing his inept and gullible relative, Barney Fife.

    It is state training of the masses without actually holding any formal classes. A drill doesn’t necessarily require a specific time and place. They are constantly being conducted under our noses, subliminally and also in plain sight, so that when the media blares out that there has been another mass shooting, it is immediately received as reality by the masses, who then scramble to find the nearest TV or radio to get the details.

    Another theory which I subscribe to (and chills my bones) as possessing potential credence is that those behind the curtain (TBTC) may feel that it is time to initiate an ACTUAL mass shooting somewhere, simply to seemingly validate recent past MCEs, and in the process shed a light of incredulity on those of us who have consistently maintained that all of these events have been transparently orchestrated.

    Imagine trying to convince someone that Sandy Hook wasn’t real when they have ACTUALLY lost a loved one in a mass shooting!

    It is the warped and satanic flip side of exposing one event as a hoax and thus casting a dubious shadow of doubt on all the rest.

    My mind just cannot rest these days.

  12. Thought i would mention that the library that was blocking this site has stopped blocking it after I complained about the irony of c-blocking the memory hole in a place that has several copies of 1984. Small victory. Just reading this threat of violence posting, it sounds like cookie cutter government work… from the mass shooting plot factory. The gov’t is going “strong to the hoop” to turn public opinion against guns in a full court press like there’s no tomorrow. This is happening with such frequency it does not feel or sound organic. It sounds synthetic. Plug the parts into the formula… so far we have covered high schools, colleges, elementary schools, temples, movie theaters and churches. We just need grocery stores, banks and barber shop shootings to scare people into thinking they aren’t safe anywhere. After that, they could invent the sewing circle and bridge tournament slayings; follow that up with some senior homes and hardware stores. My automatic reaction to any mass shooting: It’s most likely gov’t sponsored. After seeing the grandkids smiling radiantly on TV after their granddad was supposedly gunned down at church in Charleston… all bets are off. When the reporter asked them about the “hate won’t win” t-shirt campaign, it was so obvious the press is involved in the scam, just like Sandy Hook. The gov’t knows people like us will never buy this lie again and they know we are only 2 % of the population. Of the other 98%, 70% will believe it because it was on the news. The other 28% just don’t care… unless a celebrity was involved. If i told my mom the Sandy Hook shooting was staged… her reaction “Oh Derek, you think everything is a sinister gov’t plot” and she just tunes out. So the beat goes on and they just keep getting away with it. The morning TV talk show had almost a pep rally against guns with no opposing viewpoint offered. Where each bubble head spouted off another soundbite against gun ownership to thunderous applause. It made me ill. I have only owned one gun my whole life. My father instilled a deep sense of responsibility in owning it. He said never point this in the general direction of anyone let alone aim it that way…unless your life is threatened. In that case, If you point this gun at someone, you better be ready to squeeze the trigger and deal with the consequences. I was nearly strangled to death by the neighborhood bully at age 14. At age 15, there was an attempt made by another neighbor to abduct me and I had to fight to get away. Both cases fit the criteria of my life being threatened in a major way. You know what I didn’t do? Grab my gun because I wasn’t prepared to deal with the consequences. But just knowing I had the option of blowing both those dirtbags away, gave me the strength not to. They would never have me on one of their morning talk shows… my view on gun ownership does fit neatly into a sound bite.

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