UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Lakeshore Technical College

Posted: 8:21 AM, Mar 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-23 19:41:13-04

Update 12:51 p.m.:

Lakeshore Technical College released the following update on their Facebook page:

CLEVELAND — At approximately 7:40 am this morning, LTC went into preventative lockdown due to a perceived threat in the area. The college adopted this procedure as part of its safety protocol to ensure the safety of students and staff. During a preventative lockdown, individuals are not permitted to enter or exit campus buildings.

All classes and events at the college were cancelled for Friday, March 23rd. Students and staff were notified of the lockdown through its emergency text alert system, the college website and social media. In addition, the college communicated regularly throughout the lockdown through multiple channels.

LTC President Paul Carlsen said, “It is incumbent on us as a large, public institution to take any and all threats seriously and to implement our safety procedures. Our first concern is always for the students, staff and guests on our campus. I am reassured by the swift action taken by our staff and LTC campus police to implement our security measures.”

The lockdown was lifted at approximately 11:12 am and the campus closed at 11:30 am. The campus will resume normal operations as scheduled for tomorrow.

UPDATE 11:13 a.m.:

The lockdown is over at Lakeshore Technical College, according to an announcement over the school's loudspeaker. We have a reporter on-scene and are working on gathering more information. 


Lakeshore Technical College is under preventative lockdown right now after getting notice of a perceived threat near campus. 

Lakeshore Technical College is about 20 minutes from Kiel High School where an incident was reported early Friday morning. 

We have not heard from police if the lockdown is in response to the incident at Kiel High School. 

LTC says all classes and events are canceled Friday. The school wants all people on campus to remain in the building until the lockdown is lifted.