RLC Hostage Unfounded, Investigation Continues

(INA, IL) — Ina police say reports Wednesday of a hostage situation at Rend Lake College were unfounded, but an investigation into the reports is ongoing. According to reports, dispatch centers in Jefferson and Franklin counties received calls around 3:36 Wednesday afternoon regarding a possible hostage situation at the college. Police searched and secured the campus. One person was placed in protective custody and was transported to a local hospital for unspecified reasons. Campus officials are reporting that no one on campus was in any danger.