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Western Kentucky University is under lock-down after the threat of a gunman on school grounds.
Kentucky State Police, Bowling Green Police, and WKU Police have evacuated South Campus.
Bowling Green Police have confirmed reports of shots fired on WKU's main campus at Pearce Ford Tower.
Whether or not shots were actually fired is still unconfirmed.
University spokesman Bob Skipper says the incident is occurring inside the school’s South Campus.
Ky. campus on lockdown after report of shots fired 30 minutes ago BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Officials at Western Kentucky University say they've sent text messages warning students to seek shelter after reports of shots fired on campus. Police spokesman Barry Pruitt says officers have had reports of shots fired at the school about an hour north of Nashville, Tenn., but have not confirmed them. University spokesman Bob Skipper says at least one building on the university's south campus has been evacuated after someone reported seeing gunmen. University lawyer Deborah Wilkins says there are no injuries reported. South campus is home to Bowling Green Community College, one of six undergraduate colleges. The Bowling Green Daily News reports that elementary, junior high and high schools in the area have been locked down in response to the reports.
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.