The University of Oklahoma campus has been declared safe following reports of an "active shooter."
The University of Oklahoma campus has been declared safe following reports of an “active shooter.”
Run, Hide, Fight”: University of Oklahoma Issues Urgent Warning to Students Amid Report of Shooter on Campus
On April 7, the University of Oklahoma issued a statement reassuring the public that its Norman campus was safe and that no threat had been detected after authorities investigated a suspected shooting on the premises. The university expressed gratitude for the swift response of law enforcement and stated that it would provide updates on the incident as they became available.
University officials took to social media to inform the public that a thorough search had been conducted, and no danger was found on campus. They issued an “all clear” notification, assuring everyone that there was no threat to the campus. The university made an announcement on Twitter stating, “There is no threat to campus. Alert has been canceled.” The authorities’ prompt action and efficient search were appreciated, and the university will continue to monitor the s
Earlier on Friday, the University of Oklahoma had to implement a shelter-in-place protocol following reports of an active shooter at the Van Fleet Oval, a central location on the campus. The school took immediate action to ensure the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. Law enforcement officials responded quickly to the scene and conducted a thorough search of the area. Thankfully, no threat was found, and the shelter-in-place order was lifted after the authorities issued an “all-clear” notification. The university continues to provide support to anyone affected by the incident and urges everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. intuition and provide updates as necessary.
As reports of a shooter on campus surfaced, a US university advised its students to “run, fight” as a precautionary measure. The University of Oklahoma implemented a shelter-in-place protocol on Friday after receiving reports of an active shooter at the Van Fleet Oval, a central location on the campus. Following the protocol, the university issued an alert to students advising them to “run, fight” as necessary. Law enforcement officials responded quickly and conducted a comprehensive search, but fortunately, no threat was found, and the campus was declared safe. The university continues to provide support to its students, faculty, and staff and urges everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
Following reports of an active shooter on the University of Oklahoma campus, the authorities responded promptly and conducted a thorough search of the area. The school implemented a shelter-in-place protocol, and students were advised to “run, fight” as a precautionary measure. However, after authorities conducted a sweep of the campus, they declared that no threat was found. The university lifted the emergency, and classes resumed as scheduled. The university expressed its gratitude for the swift response of law enforcement officials and the cooperation of the campus community during the incident. It continues to provide support to anyone affected by the incident and encourages everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
The University of Oklahoma in Norman has declared its campus secure, several hours after issuing a warning about the presence of an active shooter. The university lifted its emergency status after authorities conducted a thorough sweep of the campus and determined that there was no threat. The University of Oklahoma confirmed in a tweet that the “ALL CLEAR” had been issued, and that the alert had been cancelled. Earlier on Saturday, students had been advised to avoid the South Oval area and shelter in place as authorities searched the college campus for a shooter. The college had tweeted an urgent warning to take immediate action, including running, hiding, and fighting, upon receiving reports of an active shooter at the Van Vleet Oval. The university has thanked law enforcement officials for their prompt and thorough response and continues to provide support to students and staff who may have been impacted by the incident.
Local media outlets showed police and SWAT tactical vehicles at the University of Oklahoma following reports of an active shooter on campus. However, the authorities were able to conduct a comprehensive search and declare the campus safe. University President Joseph Harroz expressed his appreciation for the swift response of law enforcement officials and the effectiveness of the university’s emergency protocols. He emphasized that the safety and security of the campus community are a top priority for the university.
The incident at the University of Oklahoma occurred just days after a school shooting in Nashville that claimed the lives of three students, two teachers, and a custodian. Sadly, school and college shootings are all too common in the United States, where the proliferation of firearms has increased in recent years. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 129 mass shootings, defined as incidents in which four or more people were shot or killed, so far this year. The ongoing issue of gun violence in the country highlights the need for continued efforts to address the root causes and prevent future tragedies.