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CCSU lockdown: Central Connecticut State University on high alert during reports of body-armor-clad gunman

Students reported seeing a man with a gun, a sword and body armor Monday morning as CCSU ordered anyone on the New Britain, Conn. campus to find shelter, lock doors and stay inside.

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UPDATE: 5:00pm
1 Arrested, along with two persons of interest.

Central Connecticut State University was shutdown for about three hours after  several 911 calls reported a man walking on campus with a gun, a sword and body  armor. An unidentified student was arrested Monday afternoon, along with two  persons of interest, officials said.

Authorities released few details about the incident at a press conference  late Thursday afternoon. There were no injuries. All three “student-age” male  supsects were arrested without incident on the fourth floor of the James Hall  dormitory.

“In this situation, our prayers were answered,” said CCSU president Jack  Miller. “Everybody was brave and they were calm.”

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Author: Don Shomette

Don Shomette is a trainer, speaker, consultant, and owner of People are the Prize, a violence prevention company that helps people to prevent and survive a school attack. He has spent a lifetime working with police officers and principals and is consistently evaluated by those who attend his trainings as one of the best instructors ever. Don challenges, entertains, and helps school personnel to think of preventing violence in a new and positive way.

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