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Penn State Abington Lockdown: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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The main entrance to the school at 1645 Woodland Road in Rydal, Pennslyvania. (Google Street View)

A lockdown was ordered at Penn State’s Abington campus, reports ABC Philadelphia. The threat was centered around the school’s library. Penn State Abington is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. At 4:42 p.m. local time, the lockdown was lifted by authorities.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The ‘Shotgun’ Was a BB Gun

A call was made to police at around 3:40 p.m. The caller said a man armed with a shotgun was roaming around the campus. Cops later confirmed that the “shotgun” was a BB gun. Two people have been arrested in relation to the disturbance.


2. Nobody Was Hurt

There were not injuries or shots fired at the school. A massive police force responded to the scene.


3. A Full Lockdown Was in Effect

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Penn State Abington’s mascot. (Facebook)

A lockdown was ordered by Abington Township police. Some students were evacuated from the campus but a majority were under a lockdown, reports CBS Philadelphia.


4. Summer School is Ongoing at the College

Students and staff were on campus for summer classes.


5. Less Than 4,000 Students Attend the Campus

There are 3,400 students who study full-time at the school during the academic year. The Penn State Abington Wikipedia page states that the library is open to use for any resident of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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