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30 Girls in Chaotic Pa. School Brawl Face Charges

Investigation indicates fight was started over ongoing neighborhood rivalry

(Newser) - Up to 30 girls at a Pennsylvania secondary school were involved Monday in an all-out brawl, and some of them are facing charges, the Patriot-News reports. The University Prep magnet school was placed on lockdown during the incident, which mainly left students bruised and scratched, though one student was hospitalized... More »

Student Film Project Causes Campus Lockdown

'Gunmen' were tripod-carrying ninjas

(Newser) - The Arkansas State University campus was put on lockdown Sunday after three men in black were reportedly seen carrying firearms—but officials later determined it was a student film project. The Arkansas State University Herald reports that after state and local law enforcement officers descended on the campus and failed... More »

Belgians React to Raids With Twitterstorm of Cats

#BrusselsLockdown hashtag was meant to stymie terror suspects

(Newser) - Brussels may have been on lockdown Sunday , but residents' Twitter accounts weren't—and they tweeted photos of cats. As police continued anti-terror raids and their search for Paris attack suspects , including Salah Abdeslam, Belgian citizens were asked to keep their social media dark about any police activity so the... More »

Professor Dead in Shooting at Mississippi's Delta State

School on lockdown, active shooter said to be on the loose

(Newser) - A Mississippi campus is on lockdown after a shooting this morning left one professor dead and a shooter on the loose, the Clarion-Ledger reports. "Delta State University has confirmed one fatality. Campus remains under lockdown. Please stay inside and away from windows," reads a tweet posted shortly after... More »

To Fight Ebola, Sierra Leone Set for 'Lockdown'

Locals barred from going out for 3 days

(Newser) - After hundreds of deaths in the country due to Ebola , Sierra Leone is heading for a lockdown. That means that for at least three days, starting Sept. 19, locals won't be able to leave the vicinity of their homes, Reuters reports. The goal is to spot people in the... More »

Student in GI Joe Costume Caused College Lockdown

David Kyem was dressed as GI Joe character

(Newser) - Central Connecticut State University was on lockdown yesterday, with local and state law enforcement—including SWAT teams—taking over the campus following reports of an armed man. Turns out it was student David Kyem, who was still wearing his GI Joe-inspired Halloween costume, the Hartford Courant reports. He'd been... More »

'Isolated Incident': Capitol Lockdown Is Lifted After Gunfire

Incident began near White House barricade

(Newser) - Police have lifted a security lockdown at the US Capitol after gunfire rang out on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Details were still developing, but Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said it appeared to be an "isolated incident" unrelated to terrorism. Eyewitnesses say that police fired on a black sedan... More »

Calif. Town Locked Down After Girl, 8, Murdered

Police searched door-to-door for Leila Fowler's killer

(Newser) - A tiny Northern California town was shut down over the weekend amid a manhunt for the murderer of an 8-year-old. Residents of Valley Springs—population 2,500—were told to lock their doors and watch for a man accused of stabbing Leila Fowler on Saturday afternoon, the AP reports. Police... More »

Ohio NASA Facility Locked Down, Reports of Gunman

Spokesperson will not confirm whether gunman is involved

(Newser) - A sprawling NASA research center next to Cleveland's airport is under lockdown amid reports of a possible gunman. NASA Glenn Research Center spokeswoman Sally Harrington wouldn't say whether police were checking for a gunman but she says the complex was placed under "complete lockdown" this morning. More »

Shooter Drew Attention With Internet Posts

Hasan equated suicide bombers with heroes: federal sources

(Newser) - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the man who killed 12 today at Fort Hood, had been on federal law-enforcement authorities’ radar for months after Internet postings about suicide bombings and the like. AP sources say the feds are still trying to confirm that the Army psychiatrist authored, in particular, a blog... More »

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