University Police Responds to Report of Gun in Clearview Hall Wednesday

About noon Wednesday, University Police received a call from a resident in Clearview Hall reporting that a man with a gun was spotted in the hallway of the residence hall.

University Police responded to the report and after interviewing the caller, felt it necessary to make sure the building was checked completely. University Police then sent a campus-wide "Cougar Alert" notification asking residents to remain in their rooms while police conducted a systematic check of the building. Columbus Police and the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office assisted with the search of the building's 268 bedrooms.

No other campus operations were impacted during the building search.

At 2 p.m. officials issued an "all-clear" and students were allowed to leave and re-enter the building.

“There is no more important mission on this campus than the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” said CSU President Chris Markwood. “I want to thank University Police and the assisting agencies for their due diligence today.”