Campus Locked Down for Safety

UPDATED AS OF 5:10 p.m.:

Today Chattanooga State Community College officials alerted Southern Adventist University to a perceived threat by a former Southern student that prompted our campus lockdown. This individual was located off campus and brought in for questioning by Collegedale police. 

Many rumors have been circulating that are unfounded. One was that gunshots were fired in Talge Hall. This  was responded to and investigated by Collegedale police. After a search of the building there was no evidence of this.

After Collegedale police determined the campus was not in danger, the campus lockdown was lifted. Southern Adventist University places a high priority on the safety of our students, employees, and campus guests and responds appropriately to perceived threats. 

The university would like to express gratitude to Southern’s Campus Safety and local emergency service personnel for their assistance and attention to keeping the campus safe.


UPDATED AS OF 2:15 p.m.:

For the safety of students, employees, and campus guests, Southern's campus exercised a precautionary lockdown today resulting from a threat reported to campus officials. The lockdown was lifted at 2:15 p.m. after the suspect was apprehended.


The campus is on precautionary lockdown after a threat was reported to campus officials. Collegedale Police and Campus Safety are investigating. For those on campus, please remain inside and away from windows until further notice.

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