Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BREAKING: Situation at Western Kentucky University

There have been early reports of shots fired at Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green. However, those reports may have been exaggerated. Here is the latest from the WKU website:

"The South Campus building on Nashville Road was evacuated earlier following reports that one or more persons were observed in the building with weapons. WKU Police, Bowling Green Police and State Police have conducted an extensive search of the building and the premises. At this time, the police have been unable to find any witnesses or evidence to support earlier reports that weapons were present.

"Following this, WKU PD received an unconfirmed report of shots fired in the vicinity of Pearce Ford Tower on the WKU main campus. Police have confirmed that there was a physical altercation not involving weapons between individuals that occurred in or near PFT, but the police are interviewing witnesses on the scene to determine if weapons were or are present, or if shots were fired.

"At this time, the campus emergency warning system has been activated. Students and employees have been advised to remain indoors, in secure areas, until an "all clear" is issued. We will provide additional information as it becomes available."

The campus newspaper is reporting one man was injured trying to break up the fight. PRAY for those on the WKU campus.

UPDATE at 4:27pm ET: Campus officials issued the "all-clear" and ended the lockdown. Four people are in custody for questioning. Classes have been canceled for the rest of the evening. A news conference will be held at 5pm ET (4pm CT).

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