The College of Southern Maryland has issued an all clear after a lock down at its La Plata Campus at approximately 8:23 p.m., Nov. 18. Charles County Sheriff's Officers and the Maryland State Police responded to the campus for a report of an individual who may have had a gun being observed in the Campus Center. Upon their arrival, police detained an individual and determined there was no further threat and lifted the lock down at approximately 8:59 p.m.
“I am grateful for the quick response by our faculty and staff on campus to our emergency messaging,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. “On behalf of the college, I would like to thank our law enforcement officers within the Sheriff's Office and State Police who immediately responded to this incident. College personnel have been training for such emergencies, and as a result our public safety team, and our faculty and staff were able to respond appropriately.”