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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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Patricia Robertson

 

Dr. Patricia Robertson

Chair, Economics and Finance

Associate Professor of Business Law

Phone: 870-972-2300

Office: Business, 302

 

Chris Brown

 

Dr. Chris Brown

Professor of Economics

Phone: 870-972-3737

Office: Delta Center for Economic Development, 209

 

Jim Washam

 

Dr. Jim Washam

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Associate Professor of Finance

Phone: 870-972-3960

Office: Business, 101B

 

Jerry Crawford

 

Dr. Jerry Crawford

Professor of Economics

Phone: 870-972-3738

Office: Business, 407

 

Gauri Guha

 

Dr. Gauri Guha

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: 870-680-8465

Office: Business, 107B

 

Xiankui Hu

 

Dr. Xiankui Hu

Associate Professor of Finance

Phone: 870-972-2470

Office: Business, 309

 

Matthew Hill

 

Dr. Matthew Hill

Assistant Professor of Finance

Phone: 870-680-8046

Office: College of Business, 101C

 

David Kern

 

Dr. David Kern

Associate Professor of Finance

Phone: 870-680-8466

Office: Business, 332

 

Randy Kesselring

 

Dr. Randy Kesselring

Professor of Economics

Phone: 870-680-8467

Office: Business, 402D

 

J. Mark Lewis

 

Dr. J. Mark Lewis

Senior Lecture in Law

Phone: 870-972-2076

Office: Business, 310

 

Jeffrey Pittman

 

Dr. Jeffrey Pittman

Professor of Business Law

Phone: 870-972-2663

Office: Business, 302

 

Richard Taylor

 

Dr. Richard Taylor

Professor of Finance

Phone: 870-680-8081

Office: Business, 424A

 

Ann Bates

 

Ann Bates

Administrative Assistant II

Phone: 870-972-2280

Office: Business, 302

 

Philip Tew

 

Dr. Philip Tew

Associate Professor of Finance

Director of Economic Education and Financial Literacy

Phone: 870-972-3742

Office: Business, 412