The University of Oklahoma issued a statement via Twitter canceling the alert at 10:53 p.m. local time. "After a thorough search, no threat was found," the statement said, in part.
The University of Oklahoma advised students to shelter in place after a report of an active shooter on campus late Friday evening.
"OU-Norman Emergency: There is an active shooter at the Van Vleet Oval. Take immediate action now. Run. Hide. Fight!" read the first tweet.
\u201cOU-Norman Emergency: There is an active shooter at the Van Vleet Oval. Take immediate action now. Run. Hide. Fight!\u201d
— Univ. of Oklahoma (@Univ. of Oklahoma)
About half an hour later, the school issued an update.
"OU-NORMAN Emergency 9:45pm OUPD investigating possible shots fired on Norman campus. Avoid South Oval area. Shelter in place," read a
News video and social media videos showed a very large police response to the reports.
Some reports said that there were indications the alert was a hoax and possibly a "swatting" incident.
This is a developing story and will be updated as needed.
University of Oklahoma reports possible shots fired on campus
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