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Acting on a credible threat of possible violence, Keystone College issued a Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) alert at 12:58 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015.

Students, faculty and staff immediately initiated lockdown procedures and the College notified law enforcement authorities. Pennsylvania State Police and other local law enforcement agencies responded immediately. After an extensive investigation, they determined there was no credible threat during the time period in question. At approximately 2:20 p.m., the State Police issued permission to end the lockdown procedures. College officials immediately issued a WENS notification cancelling the lockdown. Classes have resumed and State Police continue to investigate.

The Keystone College Counseling Center is available to all members of the campus community who may be feeling anxious and would like to discuss their feelings. Individuals can visit the Counseling Center, located on the second floor of the Hibbard Campus Center, call 570-945-8309, or email counseling@keystone.edu. Representatives from the Center will also be available outside the Student Restaurant, third floor of the Hibbard Campus Center, on Tuesday, October 20 from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Thursday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Keystone College wishes to thank all law enforcement agencies involved in today’s event, as well as our students, faculty, staff, Campus Safety, and Campus Response Team for acting promptly, responsively, and in abundance of caution. At Keystone, we value the safety and well-being of the entire campus community and appreciate the efforts of everyone who acted so diligently during today’s lockdown.