Lockdown at NC A&T

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Gun Control, Local Interest1 Comment

10:25 a.m. Breaking news…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro was put on lockdown Friday morning after a man was seen carrying a rifle on campus.

The school posted an alert on its website shortly before 10 a.m., warning people to stay inside and lock classrooms, doors and windows.

Officials described the man as black, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, blue cap and white T-shirt.

He was seen in the area of the General Classroom Building, which is near the corner of North Benbow Road and Sullivan Street in the northern half of the campus. 

Greensboro police are on scene, and the school said no shots have been fired.

WFMY News 2 reported that Crosby Hall, Merrick Hall and the General Classroom Building were evacuated shortly after 10 a.m.

Guilford County Schools said the Middle College and STEM Early College, both located on A&T's campus, along with nearby Washington Elementary School and Aycock Elementary School, were also on lockdown, according to WFMY. 

Guilford County Schools said all students and staff were safe 

11:30 a.m. - Nothing new to report.  School still in lockdown.  Police are searching for the man.

12:30 p.m. - Lockdown lifted.  Must have been a false alarm.