Emory University gives all-clear after active shooter scare – WSB-TV Channel 2

Police investigating reports of armed subject in Emory University area Emory students were advised to shelter in place.

ATLANTA — Police are investigating reports of an armed subject near the Emory University and Druid Hills High School campuses.

Emory officials gave the all-clear around 2;30 pm after asking students to shelter in place as officers worked to clear campus buildings following reports of an armed person on campus.

The university sent out an alert on Twitter shortly after 11:30 am Thursday saying there was an active shooter on campus. They later removed that tweet and tweeted that there was possibly an armed subject in the area and there was no active shooter on the campus.

Emory students were advised to shelter in place.

NewsChopper 2 was over Druid Hills High School across the street from the campus, where there was a large police presence. Students appeared to be leaving the school.

A Druid Hills parent told Channel 2 investigative reporter Justin Gray that students that the campus was put on lockdown at 10 am

Officials with Druid Hills said that the school was put on lockdown at 10:40 am out of an abundance of caution due to an “unsafe situation.”

“The lockdown did not result from an active situation,” officials said.

The lockdown was lifted and school operations resumed just after 12 pm

Officers with the DeKalb County School District Police Department and the DeKalb County Police Department are still investigating.

Shuttle service on Emory’s campus was suspended until police activity at Druid Hills is resolved.

stay with WSBTV.com and tune into Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 pm for updates on this developing story.



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