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There was no gunman on campus.

Statement from Arkansas State University:

Numerous first responders from the University Police Department, Jonesboro Police Department, Craighead County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police and other law enforcement agencies worked swiftly and cooperatively this afternoon in response to what eventually turned out to be a false alarm on the campus.

Apparently students were filming a video project near the Union, and costumed actors were reported by other students to 911 as possible campus intruders. These students have been located and interviewed by University Police Officers. As a result, it has been confirmed that there was no gunman on campus.

The university immediately put a lockdown in place while the Union and surrounding areas were searched and cleared. The university’s text and email alert system was used to notify students about the situation.

Chancellor Tim Hudson, Vice Chancellor Rick Stripling, and other representatives of the university administration also responded to campus to assist in the crisis response. The university response plan worked perfectly as designed.

No injuries were reported, and normal campus operations have resumed.

The University Police Department will continue to closely monitor the campus this evening as a precautionary measure.

Chancellor Hudson expressed the university’s appreciation to all law enforcement personnel who responded so quickly to the perceived threat.

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A-State Small Business & Technology Development Center

The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center was established in 1983 to provide professional assistance to start-up and existing businesses in Northeast and North-Central Arkansas.

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Located in the College of Business, the A-State SBTDC provides training to small business owners and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics from start-up requirements to tax issues, marketing, loan assistance, and Internet as well as E-Commerce opportunities. Additionally, the SBTDC provides research and industry information to help small businesses obtain the necessary information to develop strong business and marketing plans. Finally, the SBTDC provides a variety of free confidential one-on-one business consulting. 

We are funded in part by the US Small Business Administration and the Arkansas State University College of Business. This unit coordinates the economic development outreach services of the university and provides a coordinated and comprehensive approach to serving the businesses, governments, and citizens of the Arkansas Delta.

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U.S. Small Business Administration LogoThe Arkansas State University SBTDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the A-State College of Business. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

It is the goal of A-State SBTDC to eliminate discriminatory harassment and to promote equal opportunity regardless of race, gender, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, veteran's status, or disability.


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Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in today’s business environment by participating in ASBTDC training events.  Follow the link for event descriptions, locations, dates, times, and costs (if any).

 


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