User Login    
 + Register
News : North Carolina University On Lockdown After Report Of Gunman
Posted by Randy on 2014/4/28 10:40:33 (223 reads) News by the same author

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina A&T State University evacuated several buildings and advised other students to take shelter Monday after a report of a man with a rifle on campus.
Click to see original Image in a new window

Campus police received a report of a gunman in the General Classroom Building at 9:57 a.m., university spokeswoman Samantha Hargrove told The Associated Press. There had not been any verification of that initial call to police or reports of shots being fired, she said. There were no reports of injuries.

Messages issued by the campus alert system and the university's Twitter feed advised students to "shelter in place."

"If you are off campus do not come to campus," the message said. The university also canceled classes until 2 p.m., according to its Twitter account.

Campus police were sweeping and evacuating four buildings clustered on the north side of the campus, Hargrove said.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that students cleared from the area on lockdown packed the Student Union building as an alarm blared across the campus. Some students were seen leaving campus in their cars while others walked around despite the warnings.

N.C. A&T is a historically black university with a nearly 200-acre central campus east of downtown Greensboro. The school's athletics teams are known as the Aggies.

Junior Elizabeth Robinson was one of the students to be evacuated from the general classroom building. "We were in class as usual," Robinson told The News & Record. "Then we got a fire alarm. I thought it was a fire until we got the Aggie alert."

The university campus also includes two public high schools, the Middle College at A&T and the STEM Early College at A&T, which were also placed on lockdown, according to the Guilford County Schools. Phone messages about the lockdowns were sent to parents.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/1/28 13:00:00 - NASA’s Challenger Exploded 29 Years Ago Today
2015/1/28 11:40:00 - Trenton Bulldog Coaches Shows For Wednesday, 1/28/15
2015/1/28 11:11:43 - Northern Missouri Remains Well-Represented In High School Hoops Poll
2015/1/28 10:22:16 - Trenton JV Boys Fall To Chillicothe, 63-50
2015/1/28 10:07:08 - Balanced Hornets Mow Through Excelsior Springs In Cameron Quarterfinal
2015/1/28 9:54:54 - Princeton Tramples Union Star, Moves To Gilman City Semifinals
2015/1/28 9:44:52 - Electric Rates Remain Hot Topic At Latest Meeting
2015/1/28 9:41:15 - Gallatin Board Of Aldermen Meeting Report
2015/1/28 9:39:20 - Linn County Mustangs Advance To Meadville Semifinals
2015/1/28 9:38:37 - County Budget Topic Of Latest Meeting
2015/1/28 9:34:41 - Newtown Resident Injured In Highway 136 Accident
2015/1/28 9:00:00 - Flowers Game Winner Sends Trenton To Hamilton Semifinals
2015/1/28 8:31:00 - Chillicothe Grapplers Spoil Trenton's Senior Night, 51-21
2015/1/28 8:10:00 - Missouri Adds Two Weekend Commitments, Including Elite Dallas Receiver
2015/1/28 7:53:23 - With Signing Day Approaching, Mizzou Keeps Veteran D-Line Coach
2015/1/28 6:37:14 - Gallatin Resident Injured In Motorcycle Accident
2015/1/28 5:28:27 - Four Osceola Residents Charged In Double Murder Investigation
2015/1/28 4:40:00 - GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl XLIX Puppy Ad After Backlash, Petition
2015/1/28 4:23:56 - Teen Mocks Principal's Looks On Facebook, Gets Expelled
2015/1/28 4:20:00 - 'Zombie Cat' Claws Way Out Of Grave And Into Our Hearts
2015/1/28 4:10:00 - Parents Charged In Dog Attack That Killed Toddler
2015/1/28 4:06:56 - Suspect Arrested In Kentucky After Carjacking
2015/1/28 3:59:35 - Details About Joan Rivers' Death Emerge As Lawsuit Is Filed
2015/1/28 3:56:20 - Police: Pet Ferrets Maul Newborn's Face While Mom Is Upstairs
2015/1/28 3:52:52 - Thieves Smash Stolen SUV Into Museum For Gold
2015/1/28 3:49:25 - Trans-Pacific Balloon Crew: It's Like Camping In The Sky
2015/1/27 21:52:44 - Gilman City Coaches Shows For Tuesday, 1/27/15
2015/1/27 21:40:00 - Tri-County Coaches Shows For Tuesday, 1/27/15
2015/1/27 20:10:00 - Steady Effort, White's 30, Lead NCMC Women To 7th Straight Win
2015/1/27 15:09:55 - North Central Missouri College Surges To #11 In NJCAA Poll



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM