Report of person with a gun prompts lockdown at MATC’s downtown campus

MILWAUKEE -- All buildings on MATC's downtown campus were temporarily locked down Wednesday morning, April 13th following reports of a person with a gun. The all clear was given around 10:00 a.m.

MATC downtown Milwaukee

Nate Northway said it was about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday when a message came over the intercom.

"It's just a woman's voice that says, 'all MATC campuses are under a lockdown. Please remain calm, in your classrooms. Close all doors. Secure all windows,'" Northway said.

According to police, witnesses observed two people arguing near the campus around 9:15 a.m., when one of the people entered a building while possessing a firearm.

Milwaukee Police Department

Police worked with MATC security to check the campus buildings to locate the person and to determine the circumstances that led up the incident.

Students and staff in the buildings remained in place until the buildings were cleared.

MPD and MATC Security completed their search around 10:05 a.m.  The campus has returned to normal activities.

The person with a gun was not located -- but the investigation is ongoing.

MATC downtown Milwaukee

Tyeshia Quinn told FOX6 News in 2012, an MATC student was stabbed on the third floor of the main building on campus.

MATC downtown Milwaukee -- 2012

Quinn said in 2014, there was a lockdown following a situation similar to what happened Wednesday -- reports of a person with a gun entering a campus building.

MATC downtown Milwaukee

"We're not really worried. We're in the culinary area. We all have knives. We all know how to use them," Quinn said.