CVCC evacuated after threat

CVCC evacuated after threat

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by CALEB TROOP / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 25 at 4:38 PM

HICKORY, N.C. -- Catawba Valley Community College was evacuated after a reported threat on Wednesday.

The evacuation began around noon in Hickory.  The school said both the main and east campuses were shut down due to a threat. 

The college released few details in a statement.

"Under the direction of the College Leadership and the Safety & Security Committee, we are executing a mandatory evacuation of the CVCC Main and East Campus due to a perceived threat," said the college in a statement.

This is the second incident this year at CVCC. 

The east campus at CVCC was placed on lockdown on January 18 when an employee reported seeing a man with a gun in the parking lot that morning.  That lockdown affected 4,000 students, but police didn't find a gunman.

No one was injured during the incident.

Students, faculty and staff could pick up any personal belongings left behind during the evacuation between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 139 of the Cuyler Dunbar Building, according to CVCC president Dr. Garrett Hinshaw.

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