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Report of gunman at MIT a hoax

CAMBRIDGE — Dozens of police officers descended on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus Saturday morning, moments after receiving a threatening message about a gunman that turned out to be a hoax.

But MIT students were not notified about the threat until more than an hour after it was first reported, when the school’s campus emergency messaging system sent a mass text message to students instructing them to remain indoors.

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