September 17, 2003 - Posted at: 3:06 p.m. CDT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A Tennessee board of regents spokeswoman says a man carrying a gun and a knife is holding an unknown number of people in a classroom at Dyersburg State Community College.
Regents spokeswoman Mary Morgan says school president Karen Bowyer called the Regents' office in Nashville around 2 p.m. Morgan said she believed the situation began around 1:30 p.m.
The spokeswoman say Bowyer told officials in Nashville the gunman might be a student.
A faculty member and some students are in the room at the Eller Administration Building.