Officials: SCC Student Makes Verbal Threat, Taken into Police Custody

Penns Grove, NJ (WTXF) Salem Community College was placed on lockdown on Wednesday evening after a student made a verbal threat, the college president said in a message.

According to the message from Salem Community College President Michael Gorman, around 6 p.m. Wednesday, a SCC student allegedly made a verbal threat of injury and harm to other students in a classroom, and then left the campus. The threat was reported to the instructor and Public Safety.

Carney's Point Police were notified and responded to the scene, placing the college in a lockdown status. The Carney's Point Police were assisted by the NJ State Police and the Salem County Sheriff and Prosecutor's Office. The campus was secured during the lockdown while police investigated the situation. The student was pursued off campus and taken into custody, according to officials. At 7:45 p.m. Wednesday the situation was deemed under control and classes were dismissed.

No one was injured.