The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office posted on Twitter Thursday afternoon saying there is no active shooter on campus.
Lone Star College gave an "all clear" for the campus around 4:30 p.m.
LoneStarCollegeAlert: The ALL CLEAR has been issued for LSC - KINGWOOD.— Lone Star College (@lonestarcollege) January 30, 2020
Initially, students were told to go into the nearest room and lock the doors.
After roughly half an hour, deputies were seen escorting students and staff off campus. Lone Star College says all classrooms have been cleared.
In a press conference after the incident, officials said there were two reported injuries; one student who had an anxiety attack and one student who had a panic attack.
One of the victims was taken to a local hospital.
Officials say the lockdown was prompted when a student reported hearing gunfire north of campus.
Police do not believe the sound the student heard was a vehicle backfiring, as many people had speculated.
However, they do believe the reported sound of gunfire could have come from off-campus.
Lone Star College says classes will resume Friday.
LSC police have confirmed that all rooms at @LSC_Kingwood have been cleared and students and staff are being escorted off campus. LSC-Kingwood is closed for the remainder of today. We will provide additional updates as they become available. pic.twitter.com/4LKPAh9GiN— Lone Star College (@lonestarcollege) January 30, 2020
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez sent a tweet around 1:40 p.m. saying there was is an emergency alert.
Breaking- there is an emergency alert at Lone Star College-Kingwood. It is not a drill, it’s a lockdown. They’re advising to go to nearest room and lock the door. Students check email for further instructions.#HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 30, 2020
Lone Star College emphasized the importance in a tweet, saying it is not a drill and is to be taken seriously.
LSC Alert: Emergency on LSC - KINGWOOD CAMPUS.THIS IS NOT A DRILL. LOCKDOWN NOW. Go to nearest room and lock the door. Check email for further instructions.— Lone Star College (@lonestarcollege) January 30, 2020
A person inside the campus sent ABC13 pictures showing armed law enforcement officials speaking with what appear to be students and inspecting their bags.
Multi-agencies on-site. Large campus - we need to be methodical. No signs of active shooter for now. If you’re on campus stay in place, listen for law enforcement commands. We will escort you to a staging area & you can then leave campus. It’s ok, stay calm, we got this #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 30, 2020