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False alarm: University of Michigan gives the all-clear after reported active shooter on campus


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security gave the all-clear at about 8 p.m. Saturday after authorities investigated reports of an active shooter on campus.

ORIGINAL STORY: Potential active shooter reported on University of Michigan campus turns out to be popping balloons

Earlier in the day, University of Michigan sent out a run-hide-fight alert due to reports of an active shooter through its emergency alert system.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office reported the active shooting situation was a false alarm caused by residents popping balloons at Mason Hall. People reportedly heard the balloons popping, screamed and fled. The commotion caused others to believe a shooter was on campus.

For more information on the university's emergency alert system, click here.