RUST COLLEGE RECEIVES **** THREAT
Posted By: Angelica Owens on February 02, 2022 |
HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Along with many HBCUs throughout this country, Tuesday morning, our beloved Rust College received a **** threat against our campus community. The administration and campus security immediately responded by reaching out to law enforcement to thoroughly investigate the threat. The Holly Springs Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff's and Fire Department, Desoto County Sheriff's Department and FBI immediately responded and issued a shelter in place for the entire campus community. **** detection canines were called in to sweep the entire campus and to ensure the Bearcat Community was not in any imminent danger.
As of 10:00 a.m. CST, we received an all clear from law enforcement and were informed that the campus was safe and secure. We plan to continue with virtual classes throughout the remainder of the day and have postponed all scheduled campus activities to a later date. We plan to resume normal campus operations on Wednesday February 2, 2022.
Increased law enforcement will be present on campus throughout the week and increased security measures are in place as students, faculty, and staff enter and exit the campus. No visitors will be allowed on campus at this time. We encourage the entire Bearcat Community to remain vigilant throughout the day and to report any suspicious activity immediately.
As always, Rust College will persevere and stand strong in the face of adversity." -- President Ivy R. Taylor, Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi
About Rust College
Rust College is a historically black, co-educational, senior liberal arts college founded in 1866 by the Freedmen’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to offer degree programs in business, education, humanities, science and mathematics, and social science. It is the mission of Rust College to equip and inspire students for excellence and service in their communities and throughout the world.
Located in Holly Springs, MS, Rust College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate and baccalaureate degrees.
For more information about Rust College, call (662) 252-8000, ext. 4915, (662) 544-0950 cell, or visit www.rustcollege.edu.
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