HCC Central Campus to remain closed Tuesday due to shooting threat

- The Houston Community College Central Campus will be remain closed on Tuesday, May 8 due to a threat posted on social media over the weekend.

The campus located at 1300 Homan Street was also closed on Monday while police police conduct a thorough inspection of campus facilities and put in place heightened security measures in response to the threat, HCC officials say.

“And I was wondering I was like, 'I never get parking' and I thought well maybe it’s because it’s the end of the school year so there’s not a lot of people up here," said Jennifer Johnson who's a student at HCC showed up to class to take her Anatomy and Physiology final.

"HCC takes all matters with implications for the security of its students, faculty and staff seriously. HCC and its police department are actively working with other law enforcement agencies to identify the source of the threat in an effort to eliminate the risk of harm," an alert on the HCC website says.

“It’s just crazy nowadays that you can’t even go to school, you can’t go anywhere without being threatened with violence,” said Johnson. 

Other campus locations will remain open, but HCC says additional security will be provided at the other campuses while the matter is under investigation.

Course finals that were scheduled at the Central Campus on Monday will be rescheduled for Friday, May 11. Finals scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 will be moved to Thursday, May 10.

“I mean to have to worry about coming to school on a Friday, especially coming up on Mother’s Day weekend, that’s not good," said Johnson. "Nobody's going to like that."

HCC is working with local and federal agencies to investigate the threat. Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call HCC PD at 713-718-8888

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