Classes canceled Wednesday in Macomb School District

Courtesy: Macomb 185 School District

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Classes in the Macomb School District will not be in session Wednesday after a shooting at Western Illinois University.

Macomb school officials said all in-person and online instruction are canceled while authorities search for the shooter involved in the incident.

WIU spokesperson Darcie Shinberger said police received a call just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday for a student shot in Thompson Residence Hall. Shinberger said the student was shot by his roommate after a dispute.

Police are looking for freshman Kavion Poplous, 18, in connection to the shooting.

The victim was taken to McDonough District Hospital then moved to another area hospital, but there is no word on his condition.

Classes at WIU are canceled Wednesday and all buildings are on lockdown while the university is closed.

Officials said Poplous is considered armed and dangerous. Police believe the shooting is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.