All classes and activities will resume Friday, Sept. 23, at Western Wyoming Community College's instructional sites in Rock Springs, Green River, and the Outreach locations.
The Rock Springs campus and Green River Center remain closed for the remainder of Thursday evening. Both will open on Friday morning at the normal time. All campus events, including the Transfer Fair, will proceed as scheduled on campus Friday.
WWCC Protective Services worked with local police departments in both communities to conduct thorough security searches of the College facilities and discovered no security threats or other causes for concern.
Classes were cancelled and the campus closed on Thursday as a precaution following a statewide alert that was issued by the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security's Cheyenne office notified public entities in Wyoming of a credible threat against unspecified locations within the State. President Karla Leach issued the order to cancel classes and vacate the building at Western at about 12:20 p.m.
All employees and non-residential students were directed to depart campus. Residential students were asked to leave the primary Western building and return to their residence halls, which were searched and secured.
Mitchell's Dining Hall was later opened to students and food-service personnel for dinner service from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Western would like to thank all of our students, faculty, and staff for their prompt and orderly response to today's campus closure. Thanks also to our Protective Services staff, our Maintenance and Custodial Staff, our Student Life and RA staff, and our SODEXO crew for their good work today on behalf of our students. Finally, we thank the members of the campus's Emergency Response Team and our local public safety departments for their efforts this afternoon and evening.