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UPDATE: HCC’s Central Campus Will Remain Closed On Tuesday Due To Shooting Threat

A media briefing has been scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to provide an update on the closure

The central campus of Houston Community College (HCC) will remain closed on Tuesday, May 8, due to a shooting threat made on social media over the weekend, the college announced on Monday afternoon in a news release.

The central campus of Houston Community College (HCC) will remain closed on Tuesday, May 8, due to a shooting threat made on social media over the weekend, the college announced on Monday afternoon in a news release. The college also informed about the closure on its website.

The central campus, which is located at 1300 Holman Street –south of downtown Houston–, was closed all day on Monday.

HCC also announced a media briefing has been scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday to provide an update on the closure.

According to the college’s news release, final exams scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 will be moved to Thursday, May 10 with a few exceptions. That is in addition to the earlier postponement of the Monday, May 7, finals to Friday, May 11.

On Sunday May 6, HCC decided to close the central campus to allow HCC police time to conduct a thorough inspection of campus facilities and put in place heightened security measures in response to a shooting threat made on social media over the weekend.

In addition to the extra precautions at central campus, HCC will continue to provide additional security at each of its other campuses while this matter is under investigation.

HCC noted in its news release that is is working “in partnership with local and federal agencies to identify the source and the veracity of the threat at this time.”

“We will remain vigilant and respond thoroughly whenever any reports of a concerning nature are received,” said HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado.

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