Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown

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Posted: Sep 22, 2014 1:44 AM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama says police have searched a dormitory after receiving reports of people with firearms, but a thorough search found no weapons or people not authorized to be there.

In a statement on its website, the university said the information provided to university police and other law enforcement agencies about the situation at Tutwiler Hall was "based on rumors and social media posts and not actual witness accounts."

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/1wYFjGF ) police and school officials were on the scene since shortly after 11 p.m., and that residents were not allowed to enter or exit the all-female dormitory for about 45 minutes after officers arrived. It said school officials said no other dorms were on lockdown.

The university said it would investigate to determine where the posts originated.