Update: Police say this morning's alleged threat at HCC was made by a former student. The person of interest has not been arrested. A news conference is ongoing at HCC. A news conference was held this afternoon and we'll have more information soon.
What was supposed to be a law enforcement training scenario turned into a real-life incident this morning at Hopkinsville Community College after someone reportedly made a threat of violence.
City, county and state police had just concluded an “active shooter” training exercise a little after 10 am when law enforcement learned of an actual threat made by an individual to shoot someone, according to Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray.
Officer Ray said there was a person of interest in the case, but that no one had been arrested as of mid-morning.
All Christian County public schools were placed on temporary lockdown as a precaution, according to District Spokesperson Heather Aubin, who says they were acting on information provided by police. After a search of HCC determined there was no immediate threat, schools were allowed to resume normal operation.
No one was injured in the incident and more information is expected to be released in an afternoon news conference.