A “Disturbing email” was sent to Sheridan College students and staff threatening them with physical harm.Police are investigating the incident.The incident occurred late last week, according to an email sent to the college community by Kathryn Cameron, director of campus safety, security and emergency management.
The email stated that a number of students and staff at the Trafalgar Campus in Oakville received a disturbing email from an individual “threatening them with physical harm,”
This individual had previously visited Sheridan, staying at the Trafalgar residence as a hotel guest for a week in August, Cameron said in the email.
Halton Regional Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are checking to see if any students and staff at the Mississauga or Brampton campuses received a similar email.
Cameron wrote in the email, “We are awaiting official confirmation from them that this individual, who does not reside in Canada, is back in his home country and does not pose an imminent threat to our community.Once that confirmation is received, we will communicate the information promptly. Please note that the author of the email is not currently, and never will be, enrolled as a student at Sheridan.”
Sheridan security has directly contacted all of the students and staff targeted in the email to inform them of the steps taken to address this situation and offer support, Cameron added.
She stated, “We understand that incidents of this kind can cause stress and unease. Professional support counsellors can be reached 24/7 through the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) which is available for all employees.”
The service can be accessed by calling 1-844-880-9142.