Utica College on lockdown due to ‘credible threat;’ no confirmed shots fired or injuries

iStock/Thinkstock(UTICA, N.Y.) — Utica College in upstate New York is on lockdown “due to a real, credible threat,” the school said, adding that there are no confirmed shots fired and no reported injuries.

Everyone on campus is asked to shelter in place, the school said, adding that “law enforcement continues to investigate [the] threat.”

Armed police officers are on campus and will be clearing buildings, the school added.

“If you are sheltered in place, you will be evacuated and escorted to a safe location,” the school tweeted.

According to ABC affiliate WUTR-TV in Utica, the lockdown was initiated after two phone calls were made threatening “to take some sort of action” at the school’s Gordon Science Center.

The school, located in Utica, New York, is about 50 miles east of Syracuse.

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