Utica College in upstate NY ordered students to shelter in place on Monday because of a "real, credible threat", the college said on Twitter without giving more details. Utica College then went into a lockdown at 11:12 a.m.
The Utica Police Department continues to work with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to investigate the threat. The college told students they would be evacuated and escorted to a safe location.
The school has been sending out tweets to keep students and staff up to date on the status of the threat. Please follow all instruction from law enforcement.
Utica College administrators urged students and faculty to shelter in place as officers descended on the campus after a threat was phoned in shortly before noon. Residential students to be escorted back to res halls by law enforcement, and must remain there until lockdown is lifted.
'There are armed police officers on campus.
No shots have been fired and there have been no reported injuries, the school tweeted at around noon on Monday.
'Everyone on campus is to remain sheltered in place.
The Utica City School District was on lockout, as a precaution because of the Utica College situation.
'Comply with all law enforcement instructions.
Utica College is a small private college in Utica, New York.