Call sends officers to Co-Lin campus

Published 12:06 am Saturday, April 25, 2015

NATCHEZ — Local law enforcement officials responded to a report of an incident at Copiah-Lincoln Community College Friday morning, a false alarm caused by the apparent confusion of the initial caller.

Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the mother of a student reporting the incident.

“We got a call from an individual who said her daughter was hiding in a closet where someone had a gun in Co-Lin,” he said. “Officers responded in force, and while they were in the process of doing that I found out it was actually at the Wesson campus.”

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Mayfield said the caller had specified the incident was happening at the Co-Lin Natchez campus.

A man was arrested in Wesson for having a weapon on campus, though no one was reportedly threatened or injured in that incident.

The suspect at the Wesson campus was reportedly transported to the Copiah County jail.

Despite Friday’s events in Natchez being a false alarm, Adams County Emergency Management Director Robert Bradford said it was “a good response.”

“It is best to make a response and not need it than the other way around,” he said.

Members of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the Natchez Police Department and Adams County Emergency Management were on the scene Friday.