El Centro College Locked Down Due to Dallas Shootings

July 8, 2016

Some students and employees at El Centro College, part of the Dallas County Community College District, were forced to remain at the college on Thursday night and were only able to leave early Friday morning after a protest at which five police officers were shot and killed took place close to the campus. The protest was organized by people in Dallas to protest recent police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. It was only after 2 a.m. Dallas time Friday that the college announced that all but two employees had been evacuated. The college has called off all classes today.

The New York Times reported that, as of early Friday morning, one suspect in the fatal shootings of the police officers was in a garage at El Centro and was threatening more violence.

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