A shooting has been reported on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, prompting school officials to send a mass text message to students warning them to remain where they are and not venture out on campus.
The University of Oklahoma shooting was reported just after 11 am, with police receiving a report of gunshots on campus. At 11:30 a push notification went out to students while Norman Police set up a perimeter around Gould Hall, which is at the south end of the campus near the football stadium.
Students on campus found out about the possible shooting through this text: “OU Emergency: Shooting on campus. Avoid (Gould Hall). Seek immediate shelter in place.”
At close to 1 pm police in Norman said there was no evidence that shots were fired at the University of Oklahoma campus.
Reports of the University of Oklahoma shooting come just one day after a student was shot to death at Purdue University. Police say that 23-year-old Cody Cousins shot and killed 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, a teaching assistant from West Bend, Wisconsin. The fatal shooting took place inside Purdue’s Electrical Engineering Building at close to noon on Tuesday.
Police later said the shooting was an intentional act rather than a random slaying, but said there was no immediate indication of troubles between Cousins and Boldt.
Another school shooting was reported on Monday, when an unknown gunman wounded a student in the parking lot at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.
No further details of the suspected University of Oklahoma shooting were available.