POPLARVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Pearl River Community College is open after security measures were taken overnight Tuesday. Gunshots reported nearby caused school officials to take extra precautions but classes are open and meeting as planned.
According to a Facebook post made by the college’s president, the shots were not fired on campus. They were fired from a passing vehicle at a gas station nearby. However, as a precaution, the school made the decision to close the campus gates. Students were also advised to stay in their dorms. That lockdown was lifted first thing Wednesday morning.
“Our campus is safe and secure however we will take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of our students,” said president Adam Breerwood in the Facebook post.
Breerwood added that law enforcement agencies are searching for the vehicle that was involved in the shooting. It was last seen heading north on Hwy. 11. No students are believed to be involved in the shooting.