ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland are trying to figure out how an active shooter warning was sent out in error on a college campus.
The Washington Post reports that the warning went out Friday at Montgomery College in the Washington suburbs.READ MORE: $30K Reward Offered For Information In Efraim Gordon's Fatal Shooting
The message was broadcast on Twitter and declared: “EMERGENCY! Active shooter at (insert campus) Campus. LOCK DOWN NOW. Go to nearest room and lock door! Follow instructions from authorities.”
The tweet was taken down about 25 minutes later. The school tweeted that there was no threat.READ MORE: What Parents Need To Know About COVID Vaccines For Preteens, Teens As FDA Expected To Give Pfizer OK
The message had led to some panic and confusion online as people tried to learn if it was real.
School spokesman Marcus Rosano said the “false alarm” is being investigated.MORE NEWS: Don't Bug Out About Cicadas: University of Md. Expert Answers Questions
(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)