Mott Community College closes due to 'active shooter threat'
Mott Community College announced Monday morning across social media that all locations are closed after the school received an "active shooter threat."
College spokeswoman Dawn Hibbard says the "active shooter threat" was made Monday morning and all of the Flint-based community college's locations were closed until early afternoon. The school has several satellite campuses around the state including Howell, Clio, Lapeer, Fenton and Flint.
Hibbard says the college's public safety department contacted the school's president about the threat and the decision was made to shut down the campuses.
All classes are canceled for the rest of the day, the college said, despite an earlier statement that classes would resume after 1 p.m.
Police: Caller identified
The college public safety department held a news conference later Monday morning in which they said the person who called in the threat has been identified.
MCC Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock said the call was made about 6:30 a.m. to the local dispatch.
"The dispatch received a call and notified myself and other officers. As of right now, we have not been able to validate the threat. We have federal agencies, state police and Flint police working with us," the chief said.
Stephens-Lock said an investigation into the caller is underway. Here is part of her news conference:
MCC all sites, closed today due to an ongoing investigation of an active shooter threat. All classes R cancelled. Re-opening tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/r2AqdeYLRf— Mott Community College (@MottCollege) February 6, 2017
Mott Community College is based in Flint with satellite campuses in Clio, Fenton, Lapeer and Howell.
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