The Norman Transcript

January 22, 2014

Boren: Campus shooting false alarm

By Michael Kinney
The Norman Transcript

OKLAHOMA CITY — An updated version of the story is available here.

A report of campus shooting had the University of Oklahoma on high alert Wednesday afternoon. But president David Boren said it turned out to be a false alarm.

"The report came from a faculty member who reported they thought they had heard three shots fired," Boren said. "At this point we have we found no evidence that three shots were fired. No one saw anyone who was described as a potential shooter. It seems more likely it was other sounds that the person heard that could have sounded like shots."

Boren added that the staff member reacted properly to the situation in notifying police.

The campus lockdown has been lifted. But Gould Hall is still being guarded and search again as a precaution.

Check out Thursday's Norman Transcript for a wrap up of the day's events.