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Houston Community College Closed Monday Over Shooting Threat

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Houston Community College’s Central College campus will be closed this upcoming Monday over a shooting threat. According to reports, the school faced threats on social media, instigating the shutdown, as the school confirmed in a press release statement issued out to students. The school is also asking people with information to contact their police department.

What happened?

According to ABC 13, the school issued the following statement:

“Houston Community College will close its Central College campus at 1300 Holman Street tomorrow due to a shooting threat made on social media this weekend. HCC takes all matters with implications for the security of its students, faculty and staff seriously. HCC and its police department are actively working with other law enforcement agencies to identify the source of the threat in an effort to eliminate the risk of harm. HCC will provide additional security at each of its other campuses while this matter is under investigation. If you are aware of any information that would be helpful, please contact HCC PD at 713-718-8888. All updates will be available on our website, http://www.hccs.edu.”

On Twitter, the Houston Community College System also explained that exams that were scheduled on Monday will now be rescheduled:

“ALERT: The HCC Central Campus, located at 1300 Holman Street, will be closed Monday, May 7 due to a safety threat. All course finals that were scheduled at the Central Campus for Monday, May 7 have been rescheduled for Friday, May 11. Check http://hccs.edu for updates.”


The school’s police department is asking for people with information to contact them

According to ABC 13, the threat was said to be a “shooting” threat in the press release, claiming that it had been made over social media, although more specific information about the threats were not elaborated on.

People who have information about the threat have been asked to call the school’s official police department at (713) 718-8888.

As this story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.


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