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Gunshots fired at McDaniel College

2 March 2014 By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief No Comments

The small private school McDaniel College was put on lockdown early Sunday morning after several shots were fired near a residence hall.

McDaniel, located in Westminster, Md. in Carroll County, told students to stay indoors after windows were shattered in a small lobby in Whiteford Hall on campus.

No one was injured in the incident, and the lockdown was lifted by dawn on Sunday.

Witnesses saw two males fleeing on foot, one of whom may be the gunman, according to WMAR.

“The safety and security of our students is always paramount,” McDaniel’s Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Beth Gerl said in a statement sent to the campus community after the lockdown. “Thanks to campus-wide emergency preparedness education and the quick work of our highly-skilled Campus Safety and partnership with local law enforcement, we can report no student suffered physical harm.”

Police say that the shooting was related to an off-campus incident.

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