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Central Methodist University on lockdown, police search for possible gunman

The campus of Central Methodist University is on lockdown after a report of a gunman on campus.



UPDATE - 12:52 a.m. -
The lockdown at Central Methodist University has been lifted. Campus security reports "all clear".


ORIGINAL STORY: Central Methodist University is on lockdown after a report of a gunman on campus.

According to Dale Johnson of campus security, someone from a disconnected number called Fayette Police around 10:30 p.m. and reported a gunman on campus. They said someone in a white shirt was walking around campus with a gun.

Police and campus security put the campus on lockdown and began searching for the gunman. As of 12:35 a.m., officers are almost done sweeping the campus. Johnson said they have not found any suspects or heard any other reports of a sighting.

Until police are finished sweeping the area, the campus remains on lockdown. We will provide updates as soon as they become available.

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