Utica College on lockdown due to threat

  • Utica College on lockdown due to threat

Utica College on lockdown due to threat

The lockdown was put in place after the college received a "real and credible threat" on Monday morning.

A university in upstate NY is now under lock down due to a 'real, credible threat'.

Utica College social media posts advise students on campus to stay in place. There were no immediate reports of actual violence.

The Utica City School District was on lockout, as a precaution because of the Utica College situation.

Several secondary schools around the area are also on lockdown. Police are continuing to investigate the threat. So to at New York Mills, Whitesboro and New Hartford.

By late Monday afternoon, campus officials said all buildings had been searched and students and staff had been escorted to the student center or athletic center.

Six hours later, the ordeal was over - no shots fired, classes canceled and authorities still looking for answers. Local, state, and federal law enforcement are on scene.

The school tweeted that armed officers are clearing buildings around the campus, and students were advised to shelter in place. Again, the campus remains on lockdown.

'Comply with all law enforcement instructions. "Please get to a safe place and remain there until you are told the shelter in place direction has been lifted", the college wrote on Twitter at 11:49 a.m. on Monday.