GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina A&T State University says it evacuated multiple buildings Monday morning after receiving reports of a man on campus with a rifle.
Police have checked the campus and said it is safe.
The school sent an alert to students around 10:30 a.m. that said the police department "has received a call stating there is an unknown Hispanic male in the General Classroom Bldg carrying a rifle."
The following buildings were evacuated: General Classroom Building, Marteena, Crosby, Barnes and Merrick halls. The school advised students to "shelter in place", but they did not lock down the school.
Middle College and STEM Early College, both on A&T's campus, were on lockdown during the search for the reported rifleman.
Students told WFMY News 2 they heard fire alarms going off inside the General Classroom Building before they received a text alert from the school.