Officials: Lockdown at Greensboro College stemmed from assault of two employees | Local News

GREENSBORO — Greensboro College is reporting that two of its employees were assaulted on campus this afternoon. The campus briefly went on lockdown after the assailant fled. 

Neither employee observed a weapon.

According to the college, one of the employees sustained head injuries and traveled by ambulance to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. The other had also been struck in the head and was taken to the emergency room as a precaution. 

Information on their conditions was not immediately available, the college said.

The college locked down after the assailant fled at about 1:30 p.m. Greensboro police responded to the incident, according to the college, and said about 2:10 p.m. that the lockout could be lifted because the suspect was no longer on campus.

The same incident that caused the lockdown at Greensboro College,  also prompted lockdowns at the Middle College on that campus and Weaver Academy, according to Guilford County Schools Spokeswoman Tina Firesheets.

After the brief lockdown, everything resumed as normal and students were safe in school, she said.