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The Latest: North Carolina university: no threat on campus

December 3, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the report of a gunman at William Peace University in North Carolina (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

The president of William Peace University says police have determined there was no threat posed to the small liberal arts college in downtown Raleigh after it went on alert earlier in the day to a report of a possible gunman.

The school had issued a call for people to shelter in place earlier on campus early Monday after police inform the university of a threat that was called in.

A university statement on Twitter says Raleigh police responded quickly and determined there was no threat.

The university declared an all-clear Monday afternoon with university president Brian Ralph saying “at no time was campus safety compromised.”

But all classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day except for online courses at the university’s school for professional studies. Normal administrative operations also were resuming.

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3:25 p.m.

An all-clear has been declared at a William Peace University in North Carolina after a report of a possible gunman on campus prompted the school to tell people the shelter in place.

School spokesman Ian Dunne said Raleigh police were on the scene Monday to investigate.

William Peace is a small, private liberal arts college in downtown Raleigh that’s affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The school is located just north of the North Carolina government complex, which includes the Legislature.

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2:35 p.m.

William Peace University in North Carolina says a possible gunman was reported on campus and is telling people to shelter in place.

In a tweet, the school said a gunman was reportedly on his way to the campus. School spokesman Ian Dunne said Raleigh police are on the scene Monday to investigate.

In an email to The News & Observer, Raleigh police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan wrote: “We have responded to that location in an attempt to locate a subject.”

William Peace is a small, private liberal arts college in downtown Raleigh that’s affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The school is located just north of the North Carolina government complex, which includes the Legislature.

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