SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (April 4, 2013)--Police investigated reports Thursday of a gunman at the University of Rhode Island, but found no evidence of a gun or a shooting.
The university later said a campus-wide lockdown was lifted and that classes will resume Friday.
The school in South Kingstown wrote on its Twitter feed late Thursday morning that it was investigating a report of a gunman on campus.
The school told people to seek shelter and stay where they were.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the school said no injuries had been reported, but that people should still stay indoors.
The school also canceled classes for the day.
Steven O'Donnell, head of the Rhode Island State Police, said the gunman was reported at Chafee Hall, which houses several departments and some college administration offices.
The building was evacuated.
A student who was in an 11 a.m. physiology class later told The Associated Press she was sitting in the back of a large lecture hall when someone sounding scared yelled "You're a nice guy! You're a nice guy!"
The student said people then started to run and scream, and the professor told all the students to run.