No ‘active shooter’ emergency this morning at the UMMC

JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – An active shooter drill at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is causing alarm and confusion this morning.

Staff at the UMMC sent out a text message saying that there was an active shooter on campus, and that it was not a drill.  That message, however, was a mistake, according to Director of Public Relations Marc Rolph.

Rolph says it was a weekly test and campus police “did what they were supposed to do.”  However, the omission of the fact that it was a drill caused many to worry.

Everything at UMMC this morning, Rolph says, is fine.




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