December 14, 2018

Webster University in Washington, D.C. on lockdown due to shooting in area

Webster University’s Bolling Air Force Base campus in Washington D.C is on lock down due to a shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard, three miles away from the campus.

The shooting occurred at 8:30 a.m. EDT and Webster AFB posted on its website that the school went on lockdown at 10:15 a.m. EDT. A main office worker said they issued the order as a safety precaution. Students are being held in classrooms and all Monday night classes have been canceled. Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday.

The officer worker said police told them two gunmen are suspected and neither is in custody. They are waiting for further information from police.

Washington D.C metro Police Department said schools in the area were on lockdown Monday morning but many released their students at their normal time.

The Washington Post reported at least 12 people were killed after gunmen open fired in the Navy Yard monday morning.

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