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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is facing its second alert so far this semester about an “armed and dangerous” person near campus on Wednesday.
“If you are on or near campus, go inside and avoid windows,” the Town of Chapel Hill wrote on X, formerly Twitter, Wednesday.
Alert Carolina warned, “Emergency: Armed, dangerous person on or near campus. Go inside now; avoid windows.”
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faces its second alert of an armed and dangerous person near campus so far this semester. (Eros Hoagland/Getty Images)
In a message on Facebook, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools said it was aware of a 12:54 p.m. message from Alert Carolina that stated “Emergency, Armed, dangerous person on or near campus. Go inside now; avoid windows.”
An alert warned of an armed and dangerous person near UNC Chapel Hill. (Eros Hoagland/Getty Images)
“All CHCCS schools have been advised to enter ‘Secure Mod,’ which means the doors will be locked, people are not allowed in or out, and classroom instruction can continue normally inside,” Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Chief Communications Officer Andy Jenks wrote. “Stay close to your phone and email for updates as we monitor this new and ongoing situation.”
Tailei Qi, the graduate student suspected in the fatal shooting of a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty member, makes his first appearance at the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
This comes just weeks after Tailei Qi, a UNC Chapel Hill Ph.D. student who previously studied in Louisiana and Wuhan, China, was charged in the deadly shooting of an associate professor in a chemistry lab building. The shooting sparked a campus-wide lockdown and a manhunt before the suspect’s capture.
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Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to [email protected] and on Twitter: @danimwallace.