Threatening phone call leads to campus lockdown
November 27, 2013
A 24-year-old man was in police custody following a potential threat that prompted a lockdown Monday morning on the Martin Methodist College campus. The school was placed on lockdown around 9 a.m. after the suspect placed a threatening phone call to his wife, who is a student at the school. Pulaski Police Chief John Dickey said the suspect referenced a gun. As a precaution, college officials placed the campus on lockdown. In fact, the individual was never on campus and was apprehended off-campus. The all-clear at Martin Methodist College was given just before 10 a.m.
“We appreciate the cooperation of everyone on campus during that hour,” said college spokesman Grant Vosburgh, director of communications. “Security measures were taken according to the emergency preparedness plan in place for the campus, and faculty, staff and students responded quickly and appropriately. We also thank local law enforcement for their quick response.”