Update: Police have announced that they believe this to be nothing more than a "swatting" incident, where someone calls the police about an active shooter or hostage situation in order to force the police to arrive at a specific location and perform an in-depth search of the area.
Northwestern University has gone on lockdown following reports of an active shooter on campus. Police have found no evidence of an active shooter at this time, but urge residents of the dormitory in question, Engelhart Hall, to remain sheltered in place until police can clear the building completely.
The shooter is believed to be in Engelhart Hall, a graduate student dormitory on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. The school sent out alerts to students using text messages and warnings via social media, tellings students to seek shelter until they hear otherwise.
This active shooter report comes exactly one month after the infamous Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers. Hopefully, this shooting will turn out to be nothing more than a false alarm.
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