False alarm warns of active shooter at UMMC

Officials at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson say an alert sent out Friday morning regarding an active-shooter situation was a mistake.

The Clarion-Ledger reported a message was sent out through the Jackson medical center’s messaging program with a subject line that read “EXTERNAL ALERT U- Active Shooter” and information that said there was an active shooter on the campus of the medical school.

School officials told the Clarion-Ledger the message was sent in error.