‘Nothing of concern found’ after report of shots fired at Smith College

  • Smith College campus Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. STAFF FILE PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

Staff Writer
Published: 11/30/2018 8:41:06 AM

NORTHAMPTON – Smith College campus police and Northampton Police responded to possible shots fired on the quad Thursday, Smith College reported on Twitter at 9:39 p.m. The tweet instructed students to not go outside.

At 10 p.m., Smith College reported on Twitter that police found “nothing of concern” in their search and the area was all clear.

Northampton Police said that a single caller in a dorm room contacted college police. The call was received at 8:55 p.m., according to Smith College. The caller said they thought they heard gunshots, but nothing else seemed out of the ordinary and that people were outside walking around.

Afterwards, officers monitored the area and reported no additional activity. The cause of the sound is unknown, Smith College said.


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