The Houston Community College Central Campus on Holman Street in Midtown will reopen for business as usual tomorrow, May 9, and finals will resume as scheduled with the exception of the Monday, May 7 exams, which are postponed to Friday, May 11 and the Tuesday finals now scheduled for Thursday, May 10.
On Sunday, HCC decided to close the campus to allow HCC police to put in place heightened security measures in response to a shooting threat made on social media over the weekend.
In addition to the extra precautions at Central Campus, HCC will continue to provide additional security at each of its other campuses while this matter is under investigation.
HCC is working in partnership with local and federal agencies to identify the source and the veracity of the threat at this time. If you are aware of any information that would help, please contact HCC PD at 713-718-8888. We also ask that any information of a suspicious nature, no matter how small or large, always be relayed to HCC PD immediately. If you see something, say something.
“I want to thank all of the local law enforcement agencies that have played a role in responding to this situation,” said HCC Police Chief Greg Cunningham. “There will be a visible increased police presence around Central Campus. With the security plan we have put in place, we are ready for students to return and focus their attention on their final exams.”