NC college campus secure after gun report

AP News

1/18/2012 5:46:30 PM - AP News

Both campuses of a western North Carolina community college are secure after a staff member reported seeing a man walking through a parking lot with a handgun,

About 1,000 students attend the east campus of Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory. That location is secure, and police say they evacuated the main campus, where about 5,000 students attend classes.

The school's website says both campuses are closed and that all classes are canceled for Wednesday afternoon and evening.

School President Garrett Hinshaw tells the Hickory Daily Record that it's possible to get from east campus, where the gunman was reported, to main campus via trails in the woods. No gunman had been found.