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University of Oklahoma Resumes After Shots Fired Call Deemed False Alarm

NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma has resumed normal operations after a call of shots fired was made just after 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday and officials deemed it a false alarm.
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma has resumed normal operations after a call of shots fired was made just after 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday and officials deemed it a false alarm.

According to KFOR in Oklahoma City, officials at the University warned students to take shelter following a possible shooting at Gould Hall on campus.

A tweet from the University said “Shooting on campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place.”

Norman and campus police began locking down the campus and SWAT teams were activated.

Shortly after 12 p.m., a University official sent out a statement, according to KFOR.

“As of this time, no evidence has been found of any shots being fired,” says Catherine Bishop, with the University of Oklahoma, in the statement. “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. Norman campus operations have resumed except for Gould Hall where additional checking is continuing.”

In a tweet, University of Oklahoma President Boren tells Gaylord College officials the shots fired call may have been as a result of a piece of equipment backfiring.

Students at the campus are resuming normal activities, but are asked to still avoid Gould Hall, where Norman police are wrapping up the investigation.

There were no reports of injuries and no one was taken into custody.
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