Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch was locked down for about an hour after a report that a suicidal student with a gun was barricaded in a campus bathroom.
Brookhaven College president Richard McCrary said the student wasn't found Monday during a search by campus police, who were confident the area was secure.
McCrary said the initial call went to Dallas police, who notified campus officials. McCrary said Brookhaven police contacted the student, and he said he wasn't on campus. McCrary declined to speculate on what prompted the initial call.
Dallas police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther said police found the student, who was not armed, in front of his Carrollton home. The student has been hospitalized for a mental evaluation.
Witnesses told police the student called several people saying he wanted to kill himself.
A message posted on the school's website notifying students of the situation said the following:
The Brookhaven College campus is currently on lock down; no one may come in or out of any campus building. There is an armed intruder on campus. If you are on campus, please find a safe place and stay there until an all-clear is given.
Brookhaven College is part of the Dallas County Community College District.
Last week, a University of Texas student shot himself to death in a campus library after opening fire on campus.