Bellevue police and other first responders rushed to Bellevue University this morning after an active shooter alert was triggered. Police Captain Tom Dargy says thankfully this was a false alarm.
Captain Dargy says, “They have an automated system in here. It was inadvertently pressed that caused that alert to go out. Upon further looking into the situation it appears it was done by a student that was unfamiliar with the system.”
The administrative building was evacuated and police conducted a thorough search of the building and found all was secure. Several K-12 schools in the area were put into lockdown mode during the investigation.
Captain Dargy says if there is an upside to the scare it is that they know that the system and process works even though it was put out in error. The lockdown was lifted when the investigation showed there was no threat to the public.