North Carolina A&T State University and four Guilford County schools are currently on lockdown after a suspicious person who was thought to be in possession of a firearm was seen on campus.
According to the university's website, a black male was seen carrying long-barrel rifle on campus and then university officials issued the campuswide lockdown, commanding faculty and students to remain inside and lock both doors and windows.
NC A&T officials have revealed that no shots have been fired and they described the male suspect as 5 feet 11 inches, wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, blue cap and white t-shirt.
A Greensboro police spokesman stated that police officers had been dispatched to the university, but have yet to confirm if the person of interest was in fact armed.
Authorities were told of the situation after a concerned student called police who then told them several students had seen the suspicious person walking around campus.
Several schools in the area were also placed on lockdown including Middle College at A&T and the STEM Early College, according to a Guilford County School official.
As a precaution, Guilford County School also put Washington Elementary and Aycock Elementary on lockdown. GCS revealed that all students and staff are inside both buildings.
Here is a video news report into the incident: