All rooms at Lone Star College cleared as students, staff escorted out; campus to remain closed Thursday
2 students suffered minor injuries, officials say
KINGWOOD, Texas – Lone Star College in Kingwood has been cleared after the campus was placed on lockdown Thursday as police searched the campus following a reported incident, officials said.
Houston Police, Lone Star College Police and Harris County Sheriff’s deputies responded, clearing each room, but did not find evidence of an active shooter or shooting as of 4 p.m. Thursday.
Students and staff were escorted out of the building and campus will be closed for the remainder of the day, officials said.
The college released an alert to students around 1 p.m. with a lockdown message telling students and staff to find a room and lock the door.
LSC Alert: Emergency on LSC - KINGWOOD CAMPUS.THIS IS NOT A DRILL. LOCKDOWN NOW. Go to nearest room and lock the door. Check email for further instructions.— Lone Star College (@lonestarcollege) January 30, 2020
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, there have been no reports of casualties or confirmation of an active shooter. Officials said the caller reported hearing several gunshots and saw multiple people running.
No reports of casualties at this time. Avoid the area large police presence. An active scene until we secure the entire campus. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 30, 2020
Officials said two students suffered minor injuries, one being an anxiety attack and another from a panic attack. Officials said no evidence of shots being fired were found and the campus has reopened for students and staff to collect their belongings.
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