CCSU is on lockdown after a "campus emergency" was reported. On Nov. 4, Central Connecticut State University posted a series of messages on Twitter telling students and staff to stay indoors and to lock their doors because of a serious "emergency" situation. Several messages have been posted on the account over the past hour, all urging students to stay in lockdown.
"Campus emergency. Seek shelter. Lock doors, close windows. We will communicate when we have more info. This is not a drill," the school tweeted around noon time on Monday. The school noted that police were on the scene but there have not been any details as to what is going on.
CCSU has been on lockdown for almost an hour. The school has repeated "this is not a drill" and their Twitter account has been updated every couple of minutes with the same emergency message. According to the New York Daily News, students who are on campus have sent out messages on social media sites saying that police are indeed on campus and have their guns drawn.
"'They have the police there. Guns drawn.... New Britain and CCSU police,' wrote Rebecca Monique. 'They're telling us not to leave the computer lab and stay away from the windows, this is freaking me out,' wrote Sarah Chamberlain."
Updates on the CCSU lockdown and what is going on at the university will hopefully be available soon. No reports on any injuries at this time.
Update: A "possible active gunman" is somewhere in the New Britain, Conn. area. School in the area (including an elementary school) is on lockdown.
© Effie Orfanides 2013