Tonight, the University Police received a report of someone who was believed to be carrying a gun on campus near Olin Hall. University Police and Winston-Salem Police canvassed the area and did not find any evidence of anyone with a gun.

Police are continuing to circulate in the area; no threat to campus has been identified.

As always, stay alert on campus and report anything unusual. If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the University Police at 336-758-5911. If you wish to provide information anonymously, do so through “Silent Witness.”

It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.

  • Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. If you feel you need a safe escort on campus, contact University Police, available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.
  • Download the Live Safe Mobile App.
  • Emergency Blue Light Call Boxes are located throughout campus [PDF Map]. Push the button once to speak with a dispatcher.
  • Telephone Boxes are located near some building entrances. Pick up the receiver and dial 911 to reach a dispatcher.