First responders issued an all-clear late Tuesday morning after an hour-long lockdown at NBCC Saint John’s campus on Grandview Avenue.
The college went under immediate lockdown earlier in the morning, issuing a statement on social media at around 10:20 a.m. Students also received alerts via text messages and phone calls.
Tuesday marked the return to classes for NBCC students.
“If you are on-site, assess your situation and RUN – HIDE – FIGHT,” read an initial post on Twitter.
“If you are off-site, stay away until an “All Clear” notification is issued by First Responders.”
The community college later gave the all-clear on its social media pages around 11:15 a.m.
Saint John Police responded at 10:38 a.m. to the campus for what the force called an “unknown problem.”
After a thorough search of the campus, police found “no threats to the safety of students or staff” and ended the lockdown.
It is currently unknown what caused the lockdown.
“Police and school officials continue to investigate the source of the lockdown message sent to NBCC’s distribution list,” read a post on Twitter.
Update 3: NBCC Grandview Avenue Campus. Police have searched the campus and found no threats to the safety of students or staff. The lockdown has been lifted. Police and school officials continue to investigate the source of the lockdown message sent to NBCC's distribution list.
— Saint John Police (@saintjohnpolice) September 6, 2022