Breaking news out of Washington, D.C. Washington college has officially closed due to authorities looking for a student who could potentially be armed.
Yesterday Washington College in Maryland was on lockdown, with an alert of a possible shooter on campus. They made the announcement via their twitter feed.
There has been a gun threat on campus. Classes are temporarily suspended. Shelter in place and wait for word from DPS via WACAlert or email.
— Washington College (@washcoll) November 16, 2015
Today the manhunt continues and information is continuing to be gathered. Because of this, Washington college has closed it’s doors until after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here is their official statement:
Following the difficult events of the past few days, Washington College will be canceling classes this week and the week of Thanksgiving Break. Based on our continuing consultations with law enforcement, we anticipate that classes will resume on Monday, November 30th. The college campus will re-open on Sunday, November 29th. Students should plan on returning to campus on that day.
While classes are canceled until November 30th, students should be alert to email communications from their professors with instructions pertaining to continued progress in their courses.
All residential students have either returned home or been taken in by members of the campus and Chestertown community. We are deeply grateful to the faculty, staff, and residents of Chestertown for opening their homes and their hearts to dozens of our students.
We will continue to update the Washington College community with information as it becomes available.
Sheila C. Bair
We are asking anyone with any information on this situation to please share it and report to the local authorities in the area. Be safe out there if you are in Maryland!