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JHU cancels Tuesday classes; others adjust schedules

The Johns Hopkins University has canceled its classes in Baltimore City for Tuesday and Tuesday evening, citing an “abundance of caution” regarding safety in the city following Monday’s riots.

Officials had no specific information about threats to the Hopkins community or campus, but felt it was best not to require employees to come to work amid rumors on social media of further violence, said Dennis O’Shea, a university spokesman.

O’Shea said there were no reports of injuries or damage at the university Monday.

The University of Baltimore was scheduled to close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, canceling its evening classes due to the “fluid” safety situation in the city, said university spokesman Chris Hart. Safety was the community’s No. 1 priority, Hart said.

There were no reports of damage or injuries in the University of Baltimore community in Monday’s riots, Hart said.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore was open as usual Tuesday, and a shelter-in-place order that had been in place for the campus was lifted.

A UMB student was injured during Monday’s riots when he opened the door of an on-campus apartment in the 600 block of West Lexington Street and was struck in the face with a rock, but the student did not need medical attention, said Alex Likowski, a university spokesman.

Morgan State University has canceled all classes beginning at or after 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to its website.