Mississippi State University Taken Off Lockdown Amid Reports Of Campus Violence –– 1 Arrested, Reports Say

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Aug. 27 2015, Published 12:26 p.m. ET

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On the heels of Wednesday's tragedy in Virginia, an arrest was made, and emergency warnings were issued at Mississippi State University amid reports of a violent outbreak on campus.

At 10:40 a.m. local time, the university said that there were no confirmed injuries or shots fired after a college-wide text sent at 10:40 a.m. advised students to stay where they are, and not leave for scheduled classes, after reports came from the college's Carpenter Hall, WTVA reported.

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Starkville, Miss. area schools are "on lockdown," the station reported.

According to tweets and re-tweets from @MSU_DawgPound -- an unaffiliated account that shares university news -- multiple people might have been involved in the incident. Unconfirmed tweets from the account indicated shots were heard after the lockdown was removed.

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