Shots Reportedly Fired On WKU Campus
POSTED: 1:56 pm EDT October 22, 2008
UPDATED: 3:16 pm EDT October 22, 2008
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Officials have reported an armed man on Western Kentucky University's campus.
The Western Kentucky University campus remains on lockdown Wednesday afternoon due to reports of shots fired near Pearce-Ford Tower, a student dormitory.
WKU issued the following text alert at 12:30 p.m. CT Wednesday: "An armed man has been reported on WKU South Campus. Please stay clear of this area."Reports state that police are searching for four people dressed in black with guns. Kentucky State Police, Bowling Green police, and campus police have evacuated South Campus.
Around 12:30 p.m., school officials sent out the following text alert: "Shots fired near Pearce Ford Tower. Seek shelter immediately."
Bowling Green police have confirmed reports of shots fired on WKU's main campus at Pearce Ford Tower.
Reports say one person has been taken into custody for questioning in connection with this incident.
Police are still on the scene and everyone is being advised to steer clear of the area or stay indoors.
At this time, there are no reports of any injuries.
Several other local schools are on lockdown in response to this situation.
James Williams said that he got the following text message from his daughter at 1:37 p.m.: "Stay away from south campus because armed men are running around campus. All students have been moved to the main campus."
University spokesman Bob Skipper says the incident is occurring inside the school’s South Campus. Skipper says the building has been evacuated and police are searching the area.
University lawyer Deborah Wilkins says there are no reports of injuries.
Skipper says he has little information at this point.
WLKY and WLKY.com will continue to provide updates on this late breaking news.