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College closed after threat alleged

The Whitesburg campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College is closed until Monday after a threat was reported Thursday evening.

The decision to close the school was made after a student told a faculty member he overheard other students complaining about not receiving financial aid and making threats to use guns, the college said in a press release.

Because the students who allegedly made the threat had already left campus when the incident was reported at around 4 p.m. on Feb. 21, a decision was made to immediately order faculty, staff and students to leave the campus, said SKCTC President Dr. W. Bruce Ayers.

Officers with the Kentucky State Police and Letcher County Sheriff’s Department were notified about the alleged threat and arrived on campus at 5 p.m. to meet with Deborah Young, campus director. After discussions with the officers, Young and Ayers, by phone, decided to keep the Whitesburg campus closed Feb. 22 and Feb. 23.

The campus is expected to reopen on Monday. None of the students alleged to have made the threat were identified.

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