Thiel College locked down after shooting

Thiel Shooting

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Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. was locked down for about seven hours after a shooting on campus.

According to Thiel officials, the campus was locked down at approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday until 6:30 a.m. Thursday after a student reported to authorities that he had been shot.

The Thiel Tomcat Alert System was enacted and the campus was evacuated.

Thiel College Police and local police investigated the incident and confirmed the student’s injury was self-inflicted. After meeting with police, the student took responsibility for the shooting.

Assistant Director of Public Relations Jennie Kather said new students are not scheduled to move onto campus until next week. She said football and band camps are taking place at the college, but those activities were not canceled or disrupted by the incident.

Kather said legal action will be decided by authorities and the student is not permitted on campus.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26.

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