Logan Jones 

Staff Writer

Utah State University received an anonymous call threatening the lives of students this morning, the latest in a series of threats issued to to the school. USU recently reported more than 10 letters threatening the lives of conservative talk show host Ben Gleck and any students in attendance at his event this afternoon in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Howard Schultz, Gleck’s public relations manager, said the police have been in “close contact” since this morning’s threat was issued.

“We’ve been told everything is under control,” Schultz said. “Police have been in contact and reassure us everything is fine.”

USU Police Captain Scott Miller said such threats to high-profile events are normal.

“It’s an interesting situation,” Miller said. “Mr. Gleck has informed us it’s very common to get threats at their other venues. We’re taking it seriously, but at the same time it’s a very common thing.”

Miller said there will be extra officers on the scene and the current Logan City strike will not affect security at the event.

“The strike is in Logan City, not USU,” Miller said. “But we do rely on Logan City for a lot of resources.”

USU events specialist Kim Dekaley said the event is still set to begin at 11:45 a.m.

“We want to have the Spectrum full and show Ben Gleck some USU love and pride,” Dekaley said.

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