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Lockdown at Utica Mohawk Valley Community College lifted

As a result, classes and activities will now resume.



Update: The Utica Police Department has confirmed that no threat was found on campus.

They are presently conducting a thorough sweep of each building. Both police and MVCC officials have announced that the lockdown has been lifted, and following a comprehensive search, no threat was discovered on campus.

As a result, classes and activities will now resume.

Original Report:

The Utica Police Department and Mohawk Valley Community College are jointly investigating a report of an individual with a firearm on campus.

The campus is presently under lockdown. It’s important to note that there is no active shooter on the premises.

This morning, an ongoing threat has been reported at the Utica campus of Mohawk Valley Community College, prompting the institution to initiate a lockdown protocol for all students and faculty present.

It’s important to note that this is not a practice drill. At 8:33 a.m., Oneida County 911 received a report of a “menacing in progress” incident at Butterfield Residence Hall at MVCC.

In response, school officials promptly issued an emergency text notification, alerting students to the “active threat” on campus.

The alert advised individuals to immediately seek a secure location, secure doors, silence mobile devices, and await further instructions.

Those outdoors were urged to seek shelter in a nearby building.

The Utica Police Department has been dispatched to the campus, and further details are anticipated to be disclosed soon.