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Ivy Tech Elkhart campus reopens after report of threat

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Ivy Tech announced on its Facebook and Twitter accounts around 2:30pm that they had closed their Elkhart campus.

The school says it learned of a threat and, as a precaution, they closed campus.

After the lockdown was put into effect, a spokesperson said the school learned the person who issued the threat was already being held.

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department tells FOX28 they had already investigated a threat before today's campus closure. The department says they learned of a possible threat to a business or school on April 22. The department says the person who made the comment was detained within hours of the report. The person who department says made the threat was sent for a mental evaluation.

Both Ivy Tech and the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says students and staff were never at risk.

Ivy Tech reopened for evening classes at 6:00pm.

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