UPDATE: Lockdown at NC university lifted; classes resume

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A lockdown at North Carolina A&T State University has been lifted after a search failed to find any sign of a reported gunman.

Campus police chief Glenn Newell issued the "all clear" shortly before 1 p.m. EDT. Classes are set to resume at 2 p.m.

Police had received a report of a man with a rifle at 9:57 a.m. in the General Classroom Building, resulting in a security alert to students to "shelter in place." Two public high schools on the campus were also locked down.

Campus police and officers from the Greensboro Police Department responded, locking down a portion of the campus while teams swept and evacuated four buildings.

N.C. A&T is a historically black university with a nearly 200-acre central campus east of downtown Greensboro.


Previous story:

North Carolina A&T State University is evacuating several buildings and advising other students to take shelter after a report of a man with a rifle on campus.

University spokeswoman Samantha Hargrove says campus police received a report of a gunman in the General Classroom Building at 9:57 a.m. She says there has not been any verification of the initial report or reports of injuries or shots being fired.

Hargrove says campus police are sweeping and evacuating four buildings clustered on the north side of the campus.

N.C. A&T is a historically black university with a nearly 200-acre central campus east of downtown Greensboro.


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