A Stevenson University spokesman said that police and security personnel are investigating the report of someone with a gun on the school’s Owings Mills campus Monday afternoon. Campus police have ordered students to “shelter in place.”
UPDATE: The university has issued an “all clear” in the investigation into the report of a man with a gun on campus. The sighting turned out to be two students with BB guns hunting in the woods near the university.
Read the message below from university president Kevin Manning:
“I am sending this message to all of you to confirm that the Owings Mills campus lockdown has safely concluded. I am certain that you are all relieved that this is resolved and that you can return to your normal schedules. However, we have decided to cancel Owings Mills evening classes and activities. It appears that the incident was caused by two students who had poor judgment of hunting in the woods with two BB rifles near campus. We are proud of the response of our security staff, students and others in acting quickly and cooperatively with our campus alerts. While we are relieved with this safe outcome, this has been a sobering experience for us and our families. This reminds us all of the importance of our “see something, say something” mantra. Nothing is more important than your safety. Thank you for your continued support.”
Read the story in The Baltimore Sun here.