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'Everyone is safe' after a false alarm over an active shooter at the Air Force Academy

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, went on lockdown Friday night and early Saturday morning while local law enforcement swept the campus in search of a reported active shooter situation which turned out to be a false alarm. After several hours, the school administration tweeted the good news:

This comes just a few days after racial slurs were found on five black cadets' doors at the Academy's Preparatory School. In a widely shared speech at an all-school assembly Thursday, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria told cadets they "should be outraged not only as an airman, but as a human being."