CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lifted a campus alert Wednesday morning, saying that a report of an armed person on or near campus was unsubstantiated.
Earlier, the university activated its emergency sirens after police reported an armed and dangerous person on or near campus.
The college campus had been placed on lock down. Witnesses reported the police activity was centered around the ROTC Armory.
“UNC Chapel Hill Police are investigating the report of an armed individual near the campus NROTC Building and Venable Hall,” the university reported. “The report is unconfirmed at this time, but the campus is asked to shelter in place.”
The sirens are activated when there is a significant emergency or immediate health or safety threat to the campus community. When the sirens sound, stop classroom and campus activities; all UNC operations are temporarily suspended. Remain inside your classroom or a safe place in your building unless police or University personnel instruct you to take a specific action, such as to evacuate a building, stay out of a certain part of campus, or go to your residence hall and stay there.
You can let your family know you are okay in the event of an emergency affecting the Carolina campus while keeping cell phone lines open for emergency calls by using the American Red Cross Safe and Well list. The Safe and Well list is especially helpful in communicating with family members who are outside the emergency area.
When the threat is over, the sirens will sound again with a different tone to announce along with the voice message: “All clear. Resume normal activities.”
This is a developing story,