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NC A&T Locked Down after Report of Man with Rifle

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    North Carolina A&T State University (Courtesy Image)
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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina A&T State University has been put on lockdown after reports of a man with a rifle on the Greensboro school's campus.

The university updated its website Friday morning to advise that students should stay inside and close and lock their doors and windows.

The school has more than 10,000 students and more than 2,000 employees.

No shots have been fired and police have a description of a suspect, N.C. A&T spokeswoman Nettie Rowland said. The entire campus is included in the lockdown, including scores of Guilford County high school students who attend an on-campus high school focused on math, science and technology, Rowland said.

The university said it would release more information later in the day.

Greensboro Police Spokeswoman Susan Danielson said the city department's officers are helping campus police search for anyone on campus who may have a gun.

"We are assisting them in clearing the buildings and looking for anyone who may have a firearm," she said.

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