JACKSON COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Southwestern Community College in Sylva, North Carolina, went into “an immediate lockdown” Tuesday morning due to an active shooter situation near the Jackson campus, the school said in an alert, FoxNews is reporting.

The school advised faculty to secure students in the building, secure work areas and to lock classroom, office and suite doors, in an alert sent just before 10:30 a.m.


Doors were not to be unlocked or entry allowed until the administration or law enforcement cleared the situation, according to the school.

No further details were immediately available.

Southwestern Community College Jackson campus is located in Sylva, a town in Jackson County in western North Carolina.


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