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
Heavy response by Abington Twp Police at PennState Abington as report of person with gun prompts shelter in place pic.twitter.com/HLyOmfjN5f
— jeff kolakowski (@jdkolakowski) June 5, 2014
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
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) June 5, 2014
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
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
Shelter in place :: Person spotted with shotgun police on campus searching. Shelter in place. Watch for updates.
— psutxt (@psutxt) June 5, 2014
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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