University Police officers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have given the official “all clear” message to campus following the issuance of an emergency mass notification message reporting an armed person heading toward the S&T campus. The campus is open and classes will continue as scheduled.
According to University Police, a citizen walked into the Rolla Police Department to report a man with a shotgun walking on Pine Street, heading toward the Missouri S&T campus. The Rolla Police Department and the University Police responded immediately to begin a search for the individual on campus.
University communications staff members enacted the mass notification system at 9:55 a.m. to advise faculty, staff and students to secure in place until further notice.
Upon further investigation, police determined the man was taking the shotgun to have it repaired. There is no threat to campus.
At 10:01, communications staff members issued an all-clear message to assure the campus that there was no threat.
Missouri S&T’s mass notification system is used to alert the campus to potential emergency situations.