SHELBY, N.C. (WBTV) - Cleveland Community College says the lockdown has been lifted after a reported threat against a student on campus caused the lockdown Tuesday afternoon.
According to a post on the school’s Facebook page, officials received word around 1:49 p.m. of a threat made by someone against one of the students who was currently on campus. The school was then placed on lockdown.
Later, the school updated the post and said that the situation had been resolved and the campus is now cleared.
Around 5 p.m., school officials posted on Facebook that they lifted the lockdown after being notified by law enforcement officials that the threat made earlier had been resolved peacefully.
Deputies with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the suspect was never on campus and was apprehended in Lincoln County.
The sheriff’s office determined that the campus is secure, and the college 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,” the Facebook post read.