Class popping balloons causes scare at Western Tech

Published On: May 10 2013 12:08:30 PM CDT

A false alarm triggered a tactical response at Western Technical College Thursday night.

Authorities responded to the Coleman Center on campus, which is less than a block away from the La Crosse Police Department.

Students were evacuated after someone called police around five o'clock, saying they heard what they thought were gunshots.

Police told News 8 it turned out to be a class popping balloons for a project.

The scene was clear in less than an hour.