No threat found after report of active shooter at Middlebury College
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - No signs of a threat were found after a suspected swatting incident sent police to search the library at Middlebury College.
Reports of an active shooter came in around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley said the call came into the Vermont State Police barracks in Williston, claiming someone was in the college library wearing a vest and carrying a weapon.
After evacuating students from the building, police searched the area and found nothing.
“It was Sunday night as usual in the library. There was nothing going on, there was no panic, there was nothing to indicate that there was a threat inside the building,” Hanley said. “This can create quite a lot of panic, it did on the campus suddenly seeing an army of police officers coming here, you know with the emergency lights on. Everything is fine, there’s nothing going on, nobody’s in any danger and there is no threat.”
A shelter-in-place order was put into place by the school but that was lifted around 12:20 a.m. Monday.
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