UPDATE: WVWC in ‘all clear mode’ after campus lockdown


UPDATE(Aug. 28, 2020 12:36 p.m.)

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The “all clear” has been given at West Virginia Wesleyn College after a campus lockdown on Friday morning. “The student has not been apprehended. She was not at the location and the police do not believe she is near the campus,” a statement from college officials said.

ORIGINAL STORY(Aug. 28, 2020 11:19 a.m.)

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — West Virginia Wesleyan College was on lockdown Friday morning due to threats from a student, but the situation is “under control.”

According to West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Vice President for Advancement Bob Skinner, a disgruntled female student made threats and caused the college to go on lockdown, despite the college not having students on its campus during the fall semester of classes.

At approximately 10:40 a.m., an email was sent to employees informing them to “secure [their] location and stay in place”; the email is as follows:

Skinner said police are on campus looking for the individual and that the college has filed a restraining order against the female student which prevents her from returning to campus.

Also, Skinner said that the situation is considered as “under control,” and that the lockdown is only being done as a precaution.

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