Officials say the lockdown at Cleveland Community College (CCC) has been lifted and the situation is resolved.
The following statement was released by CCC following the incident:
“Cleveland Community College lifted the campus lockdown at 3:43 p.m. after being notified by law enforcement officials that the threat made earlier had been resolved peacefully. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the suspect was never on campus and was apprehended without incident in Lincoln County. The Sheriff’s office has determined that the campus is secure, and the College has resumed its regular operating schedule.
We are immensely grateful to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and other first responders for their prompt, coordinated response. We thank the public for their support and prayers.”
SHELBY, NC — Cleveland Community College is on lockdown after officials say a threat was made against a student on campus Tuesday afternoon.
The school sent the following message regarding the incident:
“Cleveland Community College takes the security of its students and employees very seriously. At 1:49 p.m. today we received word of a threat made by an individual against one of our students who is currently on campus. The College took immediate action, notifying the proper law enforcement officials and locking down the campus. We have since expanded the lockdown to include the entire campus meaning that no one can enter or leave campus at the present time. We continue to work closely with law enforcement and will provide updates on this situation.”
Officials have not released any information on the nature of the threat.
We are working to get more information. Check back for updates.