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Release: Immediate
April 9, 2002

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety investigated an incident involving disturbing email sent to university staff. This incident resulted in the evacuation of the College of Nursing building March 29, 2002, at the staff's request.

Subsequent investigation revealed the sender of the email is a former university student, Takahiko Senuma. Moreover, our investigation shows the email was sent from Japan where Senuma is currently living. The University of Iowa has suspended Senuma's Internet and email privileges. No further investigation will be conducted into this matter at this time.