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The campus in upstate New York was placed on a “shelter in place” order until further information was provided. Police told Fox News they received a call about an individual with a gun on campus. Police officers have arrived on scene, but told Fox News no shots were fired.
The caller apparently phoned the college saying he was armed inside the Gordon Science Center. "Come get me," the caller said, according to tweets from the college newspaper.
There is no confirmation of any shots fired on campus, and there are no injuries reported. Law enforcement continues to investigate threat. Local, state, and federal law enforcement are on scene. Campus remains in lock down. Please follow all instruction from law enforcement.
Armed police officers continue to evacuate campus buildings and escort individuals to safe locations. Please continue to shelter in place. There are no reports of any shots fired, injuries, or suspect in custody.
1:24 PM - 5 Mar 2018
Utica College has cancelled all afternoon and evening classes, events, athletic practices and activities for the rest of today. Please continue to shelter in place.
2:46 PM - 5 Mar 2018
UPDATE FROM UC/UPD 1 UC campus continues to be on lockdown. A thorough search of all campus buildings has been conducted. All buildings have been safely evacuated by law enforcement. Students moved to safe zone.
4:35 PM - 5 Mar 2018
originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: Krakatoa
Lacking any other information and judging by the school, I find it highly possible that they found a drawing of an AR-15 in someone's backpack.
That would be an assault drawing.
“Yesterday the College was the victim of a terroristic threat, and responded in a disciplined, coordinated fashion. The good news, of course, is that there were no shots fired and no injuries. That fact, however, does not minimize the traumatic effect -- on students, faculty, and staff -- of the day's events.
“Mindful of this, please be aware that many of your students will not feel able to return to class today, and those who do may find it difficult to focus. I ask, therefore, that (1) you postpone or avoid any exams, quizzes, or other graded activities scheduled for today; (2) if you feel comfortable doing so, devote some part of the scheduled time to allow students to discuss yesterday's events and their reactions; and (3) that you reach out to individual students who show evidence of emotional difficulties. Please help connect them with members of the counseling staff.
“It is not lost on me that yesterday was also traumatic for you. Please be aware that the HR office has secured the services of people from the employee assistance program who can be available for conversations to help you process these events.”
originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
Irony: the more press stuff like this gets, the faster someone else copies the overall behavior.
Paraphrasing Lilly Allen
And I'll commit acts of violence and it will be shameless
'Cause everyone knows that's how you get famous