One Arrest, No Injuries During “Credible Shooter” Threat at Bismarck State College
A 16-year-old male suspect is in custody tied to threats to shoot up the library at Bismarck State College.
Police arrested the teen as he was headed northbound on Highway 83.
They say the threat was made on Twitter and resulted in a lockdown of the campus late this morning.
College President Larry Skogen says the school received a “credible threat” from the FBI that a student had threatened to shoot up the library with a machine gun.
Officials asked that no one come to campus until an all clear was issued.
“There was no active shooter, there were no shots, nobody’s been injured, nobody’s been hurt as far as we can tell everybody is safe at this time. We just want to reassure everybody that no injuries are reported at this time,” says Sgt. Mark Buschena of the Bismarck Police Department.
The college canceled its remaining afternoon and night classes as officers continue investigating the threat.