[This post has been updated]
Ohio University police did not find any evidence of a shooting at a student residence hall on the Athens, Ohio campus.
The area around the Gamertsfelder Hall dorm has been evacuated and the investigation is ongoing, according to OU spokesman Katie Quaranta. Ohio Highway Patrol and Athens Police are assisting with the investigation.
OUPD did not find evidence of shooting in Gamertsfelder Hall. Search is being expanded to all of East Green. Evacuate and avoid the area.
— Ohio University (@ohiou) July 15, 2014
OUPD is investigating a report of a possible shooting at Gamertsfelder Hall on the Athens Campus. Avoid the building and evacuate the area. — Ohio University (@ohiou) July 15, 2014
No new info, yet. OUPD is investigating report of possible shooting at Gamertsfelder Hall on Athens Campus. Avoid building, evacuate area. — Ohio University (@ohiou) July 15, 2014
Classes are not in session but the Gamertsfelder Hall building is being used to house summer students OU’s dean of students Jenny Hall-Jones told the Columbus Dispatch. The school is not on lockdown, but people are being encouraged avoid the East Green area.
— Athens Scanner (@AthensScanner) July 15, 2014