Police lifted a lockdown at Howard University after receiving a report of a shooting. Police found no signs of a gunman on the campus.
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BREAKING: An active shooter has been reported on @HowardU’s campus, @DCPoliceDept said.
The Washington DC Police Department had said that, while it was investigating reports of a shooter, nothing so far had been officially confirmed. Nonetheless, the school’s administrative building was evacuated as a precautionary measure.
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We’re on the scene @HowardU for the report of an active shooter. So far nothing confirmed. Take precautions if in the area.
Howard University said that it called police when it received an anonymous call warning them of a potential shooter on campus. The university also said that police were going through every building going door to door.
Howard, a historically black university, made headlines last week when its football team’s cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem in solidarity with other athletes who have taken a knee during sporting events to protest against police violence against black communities.
Howard is also celebrating its 150th anniversary and homecoming this week.