Western Kentucky University went into lockdown today as police investigated reports of armed gunmen on one satellite campus and shots fired on its main campus, the College Heights Herald reports. By 3:16 p.m., officials determined there was no threat and lifted the lockdown. Classes were also canceled for the rest of the day.
School officials say that they found no evidence of gunmen on campus and that no one was shot, although one person was injured in a fight that occurred near where shots were supposedly fired. Four people have been detained for questioning, and police would not confirm whether the report of shots fired and the fight were related.
Starting around 12:30 p.m., school officials sent a series of E-mails and text messages warning students of armed men on campus and advising them to seek shelter and stay indoors. One building on the school's South Campus was evacuated, while all Bowling Green schools, including high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and community colleges, were locked down, as well.