BREAKING NEWS: UNC Chapel Hill is locked down amid reports of an ‘armed and dangerous’ person on campus
- The university told students and staff to stay indoors and avoid windows
- Some students claimed to receive texts saying the person was near the medical school
- It’s unclear if any shots have been fired; police are on the scene
- The university is in session with limited hours and some remote learning classes
UNC Chapel Hill is in lockdown amid reports of an armed and dangerous person on the university’s campus.
It’s unclear if any shots have been fired but students and staff are being told to stay indoors.
The university tweeted at 11.43 on Friday: ‘Alert Carolina! Emergency: Armed, dangerous person on or near campus. Go inside now; avoid windows.’
A student claimed to have received a text saying the person was close to the medical school.
‘If you’re working on Franklin, lock the building,’ she said.
The school has around 29,000 students currently enrolled. It’s unclear how many are on campus and how many are remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At least some parts of campus remain open but are operating on limited hours, according to the school’s website.
It decided to eliminate fall break, which was earlier this month, to continue classes and is currently open until Thanksgiving.
This is a developing story.
UNC in Chapel Hill, where around 30,000 students are enrolled. It’s unclear how many are currently there and in class