Florida College Locked Down After On Campus Gunfire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Boca Raton, Fla. (AP) A Florida college is in lockdown after shots were fired early this morning at a campus party.

Florida Atlantic University officials say final exams have been canceled and students are being told to stay in their dorms as police search for the gunman.

Campus police say a man fired two shots during an altercation. One person at the party was slightly injured, but it's not known if that person was hit by a bullet.

Shortly after the shooting, a new campus alert system notified students through mass e-mails, sirens and public address announcements.

Florida Atlantic president Frank Brogan says the system, which had not been fully tested, “seemed to work.”

Brogan says the school will remain in lockdown until the shooter is caught or is determined to be off campus.

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