NORMAN, Okla. (Jan. 22, 2014) – A shooting was reported on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, and students were told to take shelter. University officials believe it was a false alarm.
The university’s website sent an alert saying, “Shooting on campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place.” Police in Norman said they were responding to reports of shots fired on campus, according to our sister station KFOR.
The incident happened around 11:20 a.m. local time (12:20 p.m. ET). Class was in session, and students and faculty were alerted via text message.
In a later update, the university said, “As of this time, no evidence has been found of any shots being fired. There are no injuries reported at this time. Both the Norman and OU police department have very quickly responded as well as emergency personnel. President Boren is at the scene. Normal campus operations have resumed except for Gould Hall where additional checking is continuing.”
President David Boren said classes would go on as normal at buildings other than Gould Hall. “It appears to have been a false alarm,” Boren said on the university’s website.
OU’s official Twitter account posted the following information: