UPDATE: Lockdowns Lifted At 2 North Carolina Colleges

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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UPDATE: Friday, April 12, 2013

Lockdowns for two North Carolina college campuses have been lifted after separate incidents, one of which involved reports of a gun.

North Carolina Central University imposed a lockdown Friday after reports of an incident at a residence hall. School spokeswoman Ayana Hernandez says the lockdown was lifted around 3 p.m., but she had no further details, including whether a weapon was involved.

Hernandez says campus police are investigating and a search is underway.

Earlier Friday, North Carolina A&T State University was placed on lockdown after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The lockdown on the Greensboro campus was lifted in the early afternoon.

The two campuses are approximately 50 miles apart.

UPDATE: Friday, April 12, 2013

A second North Carolina college campus was placed on lockdown just hours after the same alert was lifted at another school.

North Carolina Central University announced on its website that all buildings on its Durham campus were on lockdown Friday. School spokeswoman Ayana Hernandez says there was an incident reported in a residence hall on campus, but she couldn't provide further details, including whether a weapon was involved.

Hernandez says campus police are investigating and a search is under way.

Earlier Friday, North Carolina A&T State University was placed on lockdown after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The lockdown on the Greensboro campus was lifted in the early afternoon.

The two campuses are approximately 50 miles apart.

April 12, 2013

North Carolina A&T State University has been put on lockdown after reports of a man with a rifle on the Greensboro school's campus.

The university updated its website Friday morning to advise that students should stay inside and lock their doors and windows.

The school has more than 10,000 students and more than 2,000 employees.

NC A&T spokeswoman Nettie Rowland says no shots have been fired and police have a description of a suspect. Rowland says the entire campus is included in the lockdown, including scores of Guilford County high school students who attend an on-campus high school focused on math, science and technology.

Greensboro Police Spokeswoman Susan Danielson said the city's officers are aiding campus police.


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