Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More on Western Kentucky University

I'm at a computer for a few minutes, and have found the latest from USA Today as of 12:10 pm PDT:

"What we believe we have is an altercation between a group of individuals," WKU spokeswoman Robbin Taylor tells CNN. "It began in one area of the campus, moved to another area of the campus."

Deborah Wilkins, another school official, tells Fox News that students, staffers and visitors are being asked to stay inside until an "all-clear siren alert goes out later."

Wilkins says they haven't found any witnesses or evidence to suggest weapons were associated with a "fistfight" that took place today on the school's satellite and main campuses.

And here is the full text of the statement that I cited earlier. As of 12:35 pm, this is the statement on the home page:

Police are investigating.

The South Campus building on Nashville Road was evacuated earlier following reports that one or more persons were observed in the building with weapons. WKU Police, Bowling Green Police and State Police have conducted an extensive search of the building and the premises. At this time, the police have been unable to find any witnesses or evidence to support earlier reports that weapons were present.

Following this, WKU PD received an unconfirmed report of shots fired in the vicinity of Pearce Ford Tower on the WKU main campus.

Police have confirmed that there was a physical altercation not involving weapons between individuals that occurred in or near PFT, but the police are interviewing witnesses on the scene to determine if weapons were or are present, or if shots were fired.

At this time, the campus emergency warning system has been activated. Students and employees have been advised to remain indoors, in secure areas, until an "all clear" is issued.

We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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