Update – Muscatine Community College to reopen 12/1



Muscatine Community College will reopen tomorrow following the ongoing investigation of a potential threat. As stated in a previous release, the college received an email including a threat this morning, which led to the campus being closed to assure the safety of everyone.

College officials working with the Muscatine Police Department have determined there is no ongoing threat and it’s safe for college classes and operations to resume as normal on Thursday, December 1.

We recognize this has been a stressful situation for students and employees. To help ensure everyone feels safe and supported, students and employees can expect increased security measures as well as an on-site counselor who will be available to provide services and support.

We appreciate the cooperation of our students and staff in their willingness to immediately follow our request to secure the campus. It certainly showed our shared commitment to caring for one another in times of a potential emergency.

We will continue to keep students, faculty, staff and the community informed as updates become available on our website, eicc.edu.

For additional questions, please contact Lt. David O’Connor with the Muscatine Police Department at 563-263-9922 or doconnor@muscatineiowa.gov


Original Post

The Muscatine Community College Main Campus is closing immediately due to a threat to the college. Students and employees are asked to leave the campus. We are working with local law enforcement to conduct an investigation. In an abundance of caution, the campus is being cleared and student housing is in lockdown with access restricted to student residents only. We will continue to keep the college updated as information becomes available.

Update 11:15 a.m.

First and most importantly, everyone is safe at this point. The college received an email this morning that was threatening in nature.

Campus administration contacted the police, who are on campus. The decision was made to close the campus immediately, and notifications were sent to all employees and to all MCC students. Website and social media have been updated, and we are directing people to the website for updates when we have them.

MCC buildings have been cleared and are locked. Student Housing access is restricted to residents. The campus will be closed for the rest of the day.

We are working with police on the investigation and will continue to provide updates. We will continue to post updates on this page.