An alert stating that an active shooter was on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman was issued on Friday night. However, the university has now clarified that there is no threat on campus.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. people were told to seek shelter and stay away from the South Oval region of the sprawling University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.
In a tweet, the university warned that an active shooter was present at Van Vleet Oval and advised people to take immediate action by running, hiding or fighting. However, the university later simply stated that law enforcement officers were investigating the possibility of a shooting.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Highway Patrol, arrived at the University of Oklahoma Norman campus in numerous squad cars, along with ambulances and an armoured car, as dozens of officers with flashlights roamed the region.
Around 11 p.m., the university’s police department gave the go-ahead, stating in a tweet that no danger was discovered after an exhaustive search and there was no threat to campus. The alert was cancelled and no injuries were reported. Further details were not easily accessible.
Former student kills six in Nashville
Last month, a former student opened fire at The Covenant School, a Christian elementary school in Nashville, killing six people.
According to police, the suspect was armed with two “assault-style” weapons and a pistol and had meticulously planned the massacre. The suspect created a detailed map of the building and conducted surveillance before carrying out the attack.
The shooting at The Covenant School is the latest in a series of mass shootings that have rocked the United States, leaving the country increasingly jittery about violence in schools. Among the victims were three 9-year-old boys, the school’s main administrator, a substitute teacher and a janitor.
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