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Lockdown lifted at North Carolina A&T campus

Posted April 28, 2014

North Carolina A&T University

— Parts of North Carolina A&T University were on lockdown for about three hours Monday morning as campus police investigated a report of a gunman on campus.

A campus spokeswoman said someone called police about 10 a.m., saying that a man with a rifle was in the general classroom building. Some areas were ordered to lock down and shelter in place while others were evacuated.

Shortly after noon, the university posted to its Twitter account that classes were canceled until 2 p.m.

The all-clear was given just before 1 p.m., but officials did not immediately say whether a threat was found.

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  • Grand Union Apr 28, 2014

    "I absolutely agree with you. Too much coverage for the criminals. But they will harp on it never giving thought to the victims."

    Yeah the mass murder of kids is something we should just gloss over because some people feel inadequate without a gun. No shootings, no victims....or at least less shootings less victims. The rest of the Western world manages to have very few such incidents and also far less other murders because they don't let fools have guns...but perhaps we are not as smart as them?

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 28, 2014

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    exactly my thought.

  • Obamacare returns again Apr 28, 2014

    Hope that extra study day pays off and that the caller aces the exam.

  • glarg Apr 28, 2014

    Exam week?

  • dwr1964 Apr 28, 2014

    Let's see how this plays out first, then you can say good job or what an screwball the caller was.

  • Billy the Kid Apr 28, 2014

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    Weird reply to that comment but I guess you just had to get it in somewhere.

  • 678devilish Apr 28, 2014

    Grand Union Apr 28, 12:28 p.m.

    "I have a great idea. If you stop reporting this kind of trash - the the nutcases won't romance it and in turn keep soothing their need for terror."

    I absolutely agree with you. Too much coverage for the criminals. But they will harp on it never giving thought to the victims.

  • unblankenbelievable Apr 28, 2014

    Gunman? either there is a cop there on campus or some citizen is exercising their 2nd admendment right.

  • Al Smith Apr 28, 2014
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    I'm not saying it's another umbrella, because I have zero facts on this, but it is supposed to rain today. And that has happened before.

  • lewiskr45 Apr 28, 2014

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    And if they stop reporting this kind of stuff, you will complain WRAL isn't doing it's job...Since when should news agencies stop reporting news?