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At about 6:25-6:30 p.m. this evening, a man in an orange SUV pointed a handgun at a Wake Forest student on campus in Parking Lot "J". University Police believe the suspects have left campus.
A Wake Forest student was returning to his vehicle on campus in Parking Lot "J" behind Collins Hall and South Residence Hall at about 6:25-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. The student noticed four or five males in an orange SUV. The orange SUV hit the student's parked car as the driver pulled out of the parking space.
When the student approached the orange SUV, one man in the SUV pulled out a handgun. The student ran and called University Police. University Police conducted an immediate search and believe the suspects are no longer on campus.
The suspects in the orange SUV are described by the student as "college-aged" males. Two or three of them may have been white males and two or three of them may have been black males.
If you have any information about this incident, please call University Police at 336-758-5591.
Power has been restored to Wake Forest's campus this afternoon. All campus buildings affected by an earlier outage today have power now. Operations on campus have returned to normal.
Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information. This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.
Wake Forest's Reynolda Campus has experienced a major power outage today and more than half of the campus buildings in the central and north sections of campus are affected.
Crews are working on site to identify the cause of the problem and restore power as quickly as possible. There is not currently an estimated time when power will be restored.
The card reader system in residence halls is also affected by this power outage, which means students, faculty and staff will not be able to access these buildings using their Wake Forest ID cards.
Those who need access to the following residence halls should contact University Police at 336-758-5591 (the non-emergency number): Davis, Dogwood, Efird, Huffman, Kitchin, Magnolia, Martin, North Campus Apartment Buildings 1-10, Polo, Poteat, Student Apartments A & B, Taylor, and 1210 Polo Road.
The power outage occurred around noon today. We will provide an update when more information is available.
The University's telephone service has been restored. Thank you for your patience as Information Systems worked with our vendor to restore this service.
Information Systems has received reports that some telephone lines are working intermittently and other telephone lines are not working at all. Information Systems is working with our vendor partner, Avaya, to restore the University’s telephone service. There is no estimated time of resolution to share. Check help.wfu.edu (News & Alerts section) and Wake Alert for updates.
As a reminder, the University Police’s emergency-only, auxiliary telephone number is 336.759.0443.
Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18. Classes scheduled to start before 10 a.m. will not meet Tuesday. The University’s Black and Gold shuttle lines will begin running at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Please continue to check the Wake Alert website for any other announcements.
Wake Forest will conduct testing March 10-12 of an upgraded fire alarm system that will bring seven new voice messages to emergency speakers in halls and lobbies in 28 academic, administrative and residential buildings.
Anyone in those buildings likely will hear test messages announcing an active shooter, an armed intruder, a tornado or other threatening weather. Testing will also include shelter in place, building evacuation and all clear messages.
No action is required by anyone who hears the messages. If an actual emergency were to occur on those days, the test messages would not be used.