JCTC: No shooter, no injuries
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jefferson Community & Technical College has issued the all-clear following a nearly hourlong incident in which armed officers were trying to defuse an "active aggressor" situation.
An initial search of the JCTC technical building found no shooter and no injuries. SWAT officers were directed to stand down at about 4:15 p.m. The initial call about a shot fired was made at about 3:30 p.m., though that report remains unconfirmed.
The building is located at 8th and Chestnut streets in downtown Louisville.
JCTC sent a text alert to students referencing a "violent incident" and telling them to "evacuate safely or seek cover in a locked room if possible."
Two students told WAVE 3 News' Scott Reynolds that when they heard the commotion across the street, they came outside and saw armed officers hustling into the building.
It's unclear if anyone has been taken into custody.
Friday's JCTC incident is just the latest in a long line of campus violence recently.
This morning, a confrontation between students on the campus of Northern Arizona University left one dead and three others injured.
In Roseburg, OR, one student went on a deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College last week, killing nine people and himself, and wounding seven others.
Texas Southern has had three shootings reported recently. On Tuesday, one man was shot and hospitalized and is expected to survive. And on Friday, an 18-year-old freshman was killed and another person was wounded in a university housing complex. Houston police have two suspects in custody and are looking for one more.
Yet another shooting at the same apartment complex on Aug. 26 killed a man and injured a woman.
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