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UPDATE: OU President Says No Evidence of Shooting on Campus


NORMAN, OK ---- All normal activities and classes have resumed on the University of Oklahoma's main campus in Norman after a late-morning report of shots fired sent the campus into lockdown.

Students received a text message just after 11:15 AM saying, "OU Emergency: Shooting on campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place."

Norman and University of Oklahoma police officials checked Gould Hall and the surrounding areas but found no evidence of a shooting and no reports of injuries.

A statement was posted to the University of Oklahoma's official Facebook page just after 12:00 PM Wednesday, stating that normal campus operations were to resume at that time in all areas except Gould Hall and immediately surrounding areas while those areas were double-checked by Norman and OU police. At approximately 2:15 PM, an additional message was posted to the Facebook page saying that Gould Hall has also been cleared and that classes and activities could resume there as well.

At an early afternoon press conference, University of Oklahoma President David Boren said that the initial report of gunshots on campus came from a faculty member. He says the emergency text message sent out to students and faculty went out three minutes after the initial emergency call came in. Boren said he believed the alert system worked well and was very thankful there were no injuries. Officials believe that construction work ongoing near the building may have been mistaken for gunfire.