Glitch sends 'active shooter' alert to students of Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus, officials say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police responded to the East Falls Campus at Jefferson University after a computer glitch alerted students of an active shooter on campus Sunday morning.

The alert was sent out around 10:30 a.m. and said there was an active shooter on the Campus located at 4201 Henry Avenue. It told students to "Follow emergency procedures: RUN, HIDE, ACT."

Police responded and quickly cleared the scene, saying no threat was ever viable.

The university issued the following statement regarding the incident: "Due to a resolvable system error during a routine morning test of the JeffAlert system, at 10:18 am today, 7/7/2019, a message was issued stating that there was an active shooter on the East Falls campus. There was no active shooter and we apologize for the error. We are taking further action to ensure this does not happen again."
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