Northwest given all clear

All three campuses of Northwest Mississippi Community College were placed on lockdown late Friday afternoon due to a potential threat by a student, according to a Northwest Spokesperson.

"All three of our campuses were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure," Julie Bauer, spokesperson for Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia. "We just received a Ranger alert in the last few minutes that we have been given an all-clear and that we can resume normal operations."

Northwest has campuses located in Senatobia, Southaven and Oxford.

"Our police are investigating a potential threat," Bauer said.

When asked if the threat was specific or if an individual was being targeted as a result of the information, Bauer said she did not have all of the details.

"They just told me it was a student," Bauer said.

The threat was received about 1:30 p.m.

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