— The rollin’ community college students and their families were ready to take the first steps toward moving out of the woods Wednesday as authorities announced that a gunman opened fire at the school in southwest Minnesota.
Rollins Community Community College is one of the only community colleges in the country where students can choose to go to the woods or to study at a community college.
Authorities say the man, who is not being identified, opened fire on the campus at about 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, hitting two students and wounding four others.
The man was shot and killed by law enforcement officers.
The shooter then fled the campus, authorities said, and was last seen at a convenience store near the college.
The sheriff’s office in Minneapolis is investigating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism.
The college says in a statement that the school was not evacuated.
The college’s website lists several campus locations that students can check into during the lockdown.
Students who can’t return to campus are being offered shelter at local shelters.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover the cost of the shelter.
Students have been warned to stay in their rooms and stay away from windows.
The school has set up a Facebook page for those who need assistance.