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Thursday January 23rd, 2014

Posted at 10:42am

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What students described as a “lock down” situation at St. Clair College’s main campus has ended.

Readers tell windsoriteDOTca that the the entrances to St. Clair were shut down around 9am as police searched for a suspect.

St. Clair says the college was technically not on “lock down” but say that “Windsor Police were called in this morning to South campus to investigate a person of interest.” As a result, all of the entrances to the campus were shut down.

The college says Windsor Police were acting on a tip.

Vice President of College and Community Relations John Fairley says the suspect was never actually on campus. “We apologize for the heightened anxiety to you our students and staff, but we are following procedures which have been designed to maintain a safe College environment.”

(See tweets from Riverside highschool students who witnessed a suspect being arrested)

Windsor Police say the incident began when they received information about planned threats of violence against the college.

An investigation was conducted and police say the local school boards were immediately contacted and advised of the threat as a precaution.

College officials later said that upon investigation, it was determined that he did attend the College for one month in September.

Police say an 18 year old male was arrested at Riverside High School in relation to the threats.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact WPS Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).

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