Hostage Situation Underway on Dyersburg Campus

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.

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