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NC A&T Placed On Lockdown After Man Seen With Rifle On Campus

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(CBS Charlotte) — The lockdown at NC A&T has been lifted after the campus was fully searched by University Police and the Greensboro Police Department. Classes will resume at 2 p.m. today.

Earlier reports: University Police and the Greensboro Police Department are searching the campus of North Carolina A&T, after a man was seen carrying a rifle on campus.

The campus is currently on lockdown after a student reported the incident.

This message was posted on the schools website a few moments ago: “The campus is on lock down. Just to confirm, the University Police Department received a report of an unknown black male with a weapon in the area of the General Classroom Building. No shots have been fired. The unknown suspect is approximately 5’11” wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, blue cap and white t- shirt. The University Police Department is conducting a campus-wide search. We will provide updates as they become available.”

Several halls have been evacuated as a precaution, and the school is urging all students to keep their doors and windows locked.

Tweets posted on the Guilford County Twitter account are reporting that several other schools in the area have also been placed on lockdown. These include: STEM Early College, Middle College, Washington Elementary, Aycock Middle, Dudley High, Bluford Elementary, Bennett College, and the Academy of Lincoln.

-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte

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