Hazard Community and Technical College releases statement

Hazard, Ky. (January 16, 2013) – “Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) is sad to learn one of the shooting victims, Caitlin Cornett, has been identified as a former student. She was enrolled at HCTC in 2010-11 and had recently registered for a course scheduled to begin in February. We send our condolences to her family and friends, as well as the HCTC faculty, staff and students who may have come in contact with this young lady. Our thoughts continue to be with all of the victims’ families and loved ones.

This incident has certainly shaken our community and has caused us to evaluate the safety and security procedures we already have in place. Our crisis planning and safety drills prepared our team to take the necessary action to secure the campus during this recent incident. We will continue to look for areas of improvement and ways to strengthen our security procedures. The Hazard Campus will remain closed today and there will be no evening classes. It will reopen on a normal schedule Thursday, January 17. We want to thank the Hazard Police Department, our area first responders and the Hazard community for their assistance and support during this difficult time.”

Steve Greiner, HCTC President

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