RPD responds to CWC after man claims gun threat; There were no injuries and no threat

    Central Wyoming College was placed on lockdown just before 11:00 a.m. Monday morning.

    A 35-year-old man entered a classroom and told the professor that he was being chased by, “people with guns.” The professor immediately called 911.

    Riverton Police Department  Captain Todd Byerly explained,


    We responded to Central Wyoming College as it was reported a male subject was being threatened by individuals with guns.  The report was unfounded and there was/is no threat.”

    Several RPD officers arrived with weapons drawn at all of the main campus entry/exit points.

    One CWC student described to County 10 being in a hallway and that, “police kept coming in with guns drawn. They instructed us to get into a classroom right away. There were probably a dozen officers, at least.”

    A CWC professor told County 10 that just before 11:30 a.m. they had lifted the lockdown and instructed students and staff the threat was over.


    Nearby Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School were also placed on a “stay put” as a precaution.

    After the threat was deemed not credible and the building was secured, police arrested the 35-year-old man who made the claim for a Probation Revocation Warrant.



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