FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
At approximately 7:40 am this morning, LTC went into preventative lockdown due to a perceived threat in the area. The college adopted this procedure as part of its safety protocol to ensure the safety of students and staff. During a preventative lockdown, individuals are not permitted to enter or exit campus buildings.
All classes and events at the college were cancelled for Friday, March 23rd. Students and staff were notified of the lockdown through its emergency text alert system, the college website and social media. In addition, the college communicated regularly throughout the lockdown through multiple channels.
LTC President Paul Carlsen said, “It is incumbent on us as a large, public institution to take any and all threats seriously and to implement our safety procedures. Our first concern is always for the students, staff and guests on our campus. I am reassured by the swift action taken by our staff and LTC campus police to implement our security measures.”
The lockdown was lifted at approximately 11:12 am and the campus closed at 11:30 am. The campus will resume normal operations as scheduled for tomorrow.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.<.p>
LTC, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.
Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.