Ohio University: Active Shooter Situation at Southern Campus in Ironton [UPDATE – No Shooter Found]

January 21, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

Ohio University – Southern is on lockdown after reports of an “active shooter,” according to reports on Wednesday.

UPDATE: The lockdown for the school was lifted on Wednesday evening. No shooter was found, local media reported.

Law enforcement on the scene at the Ironton campus, reported WSAZ-TV.

A member of the faculty confirmed with the station there’s a confirmed active shooter.

The school is on lockdown.

The person said that police have swarmed the campus and the faculty was moved to a secure area.

Story developing…


AP US news update:

Video shows man shot by New Jersey police raising his hands
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — With the dashboard camera in their cruiser rolling, police pulled a Jaguar over for running a stop sign on a dark New Jersey night. But things suddenly turned tense when one of the officers warned his partner that he could see a gun in the glove compartment.

Screaming “Don’t you f—ing move!” and “Show me your hands!” at the man in the passenger seat, the officer reached into the car and appeared to remove a silver handgun. Then, despite being warned repeatedly not to move, the passenger stepped out of the car, his hands raised about shoulder level.

The officers opened fire, killing him.

The video of the Dec. 30 killing of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, a struggling, mostly minority city of 25,000 people about 35 miles south of Philadelphia, was released this week, raising a host of questions and stirring anger over yet another death at the hands of police.

The shooting came after the killings of black men in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, triggered months of turbulent protests, violence and calls for a re-examination of police use of force.

Both Reid and the man driving the car were black. The Bridgeton officer who spotted the gun, Braheme Days, is black; his partner, Roger Worley, is white. Both officers have been placed on leave while prosecutors investigate.

“The video speaks for itself that at no point was Jerame Reid a threat and he possessed no weapon on his person,” Walter Hudson, chairman and founder of the civil rights group the National Awareness Alliance, said Wednesday. “He complied with the officer and the officer shot him.”