Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Shooting Leaves Campus on Lockdown

Atlanta, GA 4/30/2008 03:10 PM GMT (FINDITT)

Florida Atlantic University cancelled classes Wednesday after a shooting at a party Tuesday night.

Police are looking for the gunman who fired two shots during a party on the FAU campus. One person, who is not a student at the school, was injured slight in the shooting at the University Village Apartments. It was not clear if the person was actually hit by a bullet.

The FAU campus is on lockdown. Classes were canceled at the Boca Raton campus and students are being told to stay in their dorm rooms while police continue their search.

A new alert system at Florida Atlantic was activated, which triggered sirens, mass e-mails and other announcements over a school communication system.

The new system was praised with controlling the student body after the shooting.
Florida Atlantic University president Marc Brogan said that the FAU campus will be on lockdown until either the gunman is caught or it is determined that he is no longer on campus.

Final exams were scheduled today, but will be postponed. Graduation is set for Friday and is expected to go on as scheduled.
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