New York College put on Lockdown after Receiving Threats

By Holly Bogardus,

The College of New Rochelle, located in New Rochelle, NY, had their main campus put under lockdown after receiving threats from a graduate student.

The 45-year-old graduate student phoned the school's financial aid department around 12:06p.m. reports WABC. After a heated argument about the students tuition bill, the student reportedly threatened to “Columbine the school” if the issue wasn’t resolved.

The school was put under lockdown around 1 p.m. and was lifted around 3:40 p.m. reported NY Daily News.

The unidentified student has since been questioned by police, and is said to be from Connecticut and not the local area.

Classes were cancelled for the rest of the day. Police patrolled during and after the lockdown, and remained the rest of the evening. Students were escorted to dinner by dorm building around 5 p.m. and were then taken in small groups by van back to their dorms from the campus dining hall around 6:30 p.m. Students remain advised not to leave their dorms for any reason.

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