OU students praise university, police response time in false alarm
NORMAN, Okla. – Wednesday morning provided some frightening moments for students on the University of Oklahoma’s campus after police were called for reports of gunshots.
Just before 11:30 a.m., emergency workers swarmed the campus after a faculty member at Gould Hall reported hearing what sounded like three gunshots.
Students across the campus were quickly put on lock down.
Luckily, there is no evidence of gunshots being fired.
The situation turned out to be a false alarm but many students praised the university’s quick response.
Melodie Lettkeman said, “President David Boren actually popped in and told everybody it was okay. They searched Gould and there was no evidence of a shooter.”
Bobbie Kirby said, “For a false alarm, I’m impressed by the time they got here.”
Danielle Barker said, “I think overall they did well keeping everybody calm.”
One person on campus had to be treated for a panic attack.
Fortunately, that person is fine.
Officially, the cause of the sound remains a mystery.