University Police Calling Shooter Report False Alarm
Authorities from throughout the region responded to Central Washington University on Wednesday after a report of a possible active shooter. But an investigation found nothing and the university is calling the incident a false alarm. The first reports came just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday of possible shots fired near the academic building called Lind Hall. Central President Jim Gaudino praised the response to the report. "I am greatly relieved the report was not true. I'd like to thank our campus police department and community agencies for their support to search and secure all campus buildings and the ensure the safety of our students, our staff and our faculty."
After a two hour investigation police gave and all clear and the campus wide lock down was lifted. Gaudino says the university is providing counseling for students looking for such services. The counseling is available Thursday in the Student Union and Recreation Center.