Berkshire Community College spokeswoman says gun threat not credible
PITTSFIELD — Authorities have determined that a threat made by an individual who said that someone would bring a gun to Berkshire Community College on Monday morning was not credible.
The school had received a telephone call at 9:40 a.m. from someone who said an individual planned to bring a gun to the college's main campus on West Street. The call to the school came after two individuals were involved in a dispute, and one called the college and said the other was bringing a gun to the school, according to BCC spokeswoman Christina Wynn.
Law enforcement authorities determined the threat was not credible after speaking with the person who had threatened to bring the gun to BCC, Wynn said. The incident was resolved around 1 p.m.
Those who traveled to the West Street campus after the threat was received were asked for identification before the incident was resolved. BCC's West Street campus was not placed on lockdown. Students and faculty who were already at the BCC were notified of the incident through the school's emergency notification system.
Tony Dobrowolski can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-496-6224.
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