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JCC reports ‘all clear’ after lockdown on Catt. County campus

OLEAN — SUNY Jamestown Community College reported an “all clear” at its Cattaraugus County campus Friday after going into lockdown.

The emergency procedure, issued around 1:35 p.m. at the Olean campus, was reportedly due to the suspected presence of a person with a Taser-like weapon.

In a statement, the college said all students and staff were evacuated safely.

Building doors on campus were immediately locked remotely via JCC’s security access control system. The new security system was introduced at all college locations in February 2021.

The Olean Police Department responded immediately to clear the campus safely while the buildings remained in lockdown. Law enforcement remained on campus through an evacuation.

Employees and students were notified to “Run, hide, fight. Run from the threat. Hide out of view. Fight to protect yourself if an intruder enters your area. Wait for additional orders from authorities,” in accordance with the most up to date FBI protocol in the event of a lockdown situation.

JCC said the campus will reopen Saturday, the college said.

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