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Campus shortly shelters during shooting

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

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In the early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 12, students across the Case Western Reserve University Campus received alerts through the Rave Mobile Safety System notifying them to shelter in place until further notice.

A university security officer was the first to report shots fired, around 12:13 a.m. By 12:16 a.m. the Rave Alerts were sent to all students.

Students used social media platforms, including GroupMe and text messages, to keep each other informed and share safety tips.  

Residence Halls Raymond and Taplin were among the first to have Residential Assistants warn students to shut off all dorm lights and to stay away from windows. Many other first-year residence halls soon followed suit as a precautionary measure.

At 12:44 a.m., a final alert was sent out, informing the campus that “CWRU and University Circle Police have investigated and determined a threat to campus no longer exists.”

A culprit has not been identified.

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Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

Anna Giubileo is a first-year majoring psychology and neuroscience. She is from California, so she is severely underprepared for an Ohio winter, but still...

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Campus shortly shelters during shooting