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NC State, NCCU holding active shooter drills Thursday

Posted August 6, 2015 8:14 a.m. EDT
Updated August 6, 2015 3:28 p.m. EDT

Police officers take part in an active-shooter drill on the North Carolina State University campus on Aug. 6, 2015.

With students set to return within two weeks, authorities on Thursday will hold active shooter drills at both North Carolina Central University in Durham and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Police at N.C. Central began their drill at 8 a.m. The campus will remain open for students attending summer school, but some parts of the campus could be blocked off.

At N.C. State, police will begin their drill at noon in the student health building. The building will be closed during the drill, and police will be armed with "blue guns."