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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at NWCC campuses

Northwest Mississippi Community College was locked down Friday afternoon. However, that has since been lifted.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 2:02 PM
Updated: Feb 16, 2018 3:25 PM

SENATOBIA, Miss. (WTVA) - Northwest Mississippi Community College was locked down Friday afternoon. However, that has since been lifted.

A spokesperson for the college says the action was taken by campus police after a threat was made by a student.

The person says it affected people on the Oxford, Senatobia and DeSoto County campuses.

The college would not give specific details regarding the threat and only said it was under investigation.

Friday afternoon, the college released the following statement:

"At approximately 1 p.m., Northwest Mississippi Community College officials were informed by the Oxford Police Department of a threat from a current student that they considered to be credible against the college. Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made by campus officials to place all campuses on lockdown during the investigation. Local law enforcement found the individual off campus and determined there was no longer a potential threat. At no time did the student come to any campus, and there was never any active incident on any campus."

Senatobia High School tweeted the following at 1:58 p.m.

"We are currently in a shelter in place procedure. Local law enforcement reported threat in immediate area. Students and faculty are in shelter in place and are safe. We will update when more information is available. Thank you for your patience."

At 2:22 p.m., Senatobia High School tweeted the following.

"Our campus is all clear per local law enforcement. We will dismiss as normal. Students are in normal 4th block locations. Thanks to all for cooperation."

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