HICKORY, NC (FOX 46) - Catawba Valley Community College had to be placed on lockdown Friday afternoon after a threat surfaced about a person with a weapon on campus, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
CVCC tweeted about 2:45 p.m. that "the lockdown on Main and East Campus has been cleared by law enforcement. Classes and activities have been canceled the rest of the day."
The lockdown on Main and East Campus has been cleared by law enforcement. Classes and activities have been canceled the rest of the day.— Catawba Valley CC (@CatawbaValleyCC) October 21, 2016
CCSO is on scene investigating a possible person with a weapon on or near the campus
The school posted to Facebook that a threat was made indicating a possible person with a weapon may be on or near campus with Catawba in the name of the school. The following is a statement from the college's Facebook page.
"No injuries or actual threats have been identified. We are acting with an abundance of caution. Along with CVCC Security, Catawba County Sheriff Department is on the scene. Please continue to follow set protocol until further notice," the Facebook post read.
School officials said no danger had been detected
The school asked that students seek a safe location immediately and follow law enforcement procedures.
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