Utica College in Oneida County was placed on lockdown status after school officials reported a threat had been received.

The alert was issued shortly after 11 a.m. Monday following what was described as a "real, credible threat."

People on the Utica campus were advised to "get to a safe place" and remain there until otherwise directed.

The college later announced that "armed uniformed officers" would clear buildings as soon as possible.

According to the Utica College twitter feed, there "were no reports of any shots fired, injuries, or suspect in custody."

Shortly after the threat at Utica College was reported, the nearby New Hartford Central School District announced that all of its campuses had been placed in "lockout" mode.

The district's web site indicated the action is used to secure buildings and grounds during incidents that pose an imminent concern outside of the school. All building doors and windows remain locked and all outside activities are terminated.

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