Incident at Law School resolved

Stanford University Public Safety officials reported that Santa Clara County hazardous materials professionals tested a white substance received by a faculty member at the Law School on Wednesday and confirmed that it is an inert powder that poses no health concern.

Investigations into the substance briefly prompted the shut down of two rooms in the Neukom Building of the Law School as emergency personnel investigated the matter and tested the substance. Although the Neukom Building was partially shut down, operations and activities continued at the Stanford Law School.

Although the substance posed no health threat, Stanford remains deeply concerned that it and an accompanying threat of bodily harm were sent to a member of the university faculty.

“Threats intended to silence or intimidate members of our community are absolutely unacceptable at Stanford,” said Provost Persis Drell.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.