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.