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Police investigating possible shots fired at TSU dorm

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Tennessee State University police are investigating possible shots fired at Boyd Hall Monday afternoon.

Campus police received a call regarding shots fired at the dormitory around noon and secured the building to conduct a search.

Police said no one was injured, a weapon was not recovered and no one was taken into custody following their initial investigation.

"This is an on-going investigation by our campus police," said Kelli Sharpe, assistant vice president of Public Relations and Communications for TSU. "As of now, we are not sure what took place because no weapon was recovered and we don't have anyone in connection with the incident. We are asking students and anyone else that may have information to contact TSU Police."

Campus police said officials are reviewing surveillance footage for leads. They asked students to contact them if they have any information about the incident.

TSU sophomore Kevin Potts lives in Boyd Hall.

"I just heard it was a shooting," Potts said. "I just got out of class."

Students waited outside until they were able to re-enter the dorm.

Sharpe said campus officials wanted to reassure parents that safety is the school's top priority.

"We want parents and students to understand that we have a no-weapon policy," Sharpe said. "If we find that a student has a weapon, they will be suspended immediately. Firearms are not permitted on campus, and we want to send that strong message to our students."

TSU administrators are in the process of developing a campus safety commission made up of students, faculty and staff.

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