NOC SAFETY ALERT:
NOC confirmed that a few employees received an email of a potential threat shortly before noon today. The email was not campus specific, so the emergency response team decided to enact their emergency protocols at all sites and evacuate all the locations and notify law enforcement officials.
Tonkawa Police Department and other law enforcement officials from Kay County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, FBI and the OSBI have completed the search of all the buildings on the Tonkawa campus and no explosives or weapons were found. Northern Oklahoma College with locations in Tonkawa, Enid and Stillwater was cleared to open at 5 p.m. for students, employees and visitors, and evening classes will be held. Athletic events have been postponed this evening.
NOC President Evans stated, “We want to thank all the law enforcement agencies, led by the Tonkawa Police Department, for responding to the incident today. We live in a time where threats like these must be taken seriously. NOC is committed to protecting the lives and safety of our students, employees, and campus communities.”