The Paine College Police Department received a report from a Paine College Residence Director that two students had an altercation on the basketball court. It was reported that one of the students left the basketball court to retrieve what was perceived to be a firearm from the residence hall.
The Paine College Police Officers, upon receiving the report between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., placed the campus in full lockdown mode and contacted Richmond County Sheriff’s Office as a precautionary measure. Paine College officials issued emergency alert notifications to students and the college community to remain inside until the threat was contained.
The Paine College Police Officers apprehended the student and conducted a full