Brendan Arendts ’21: The University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus experienced a very stressful eight hours on Saturday, March 16. The University’s Division of public safety sent out an emergency alert to enrolled students and their parents to “run, hide, and fight” after calls reported of an active shooter near Mason Hall. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office gave the all clear at around 8 p.m. on Saturday night, calling the whole incident a false alarm. The cause of the chaos came from 14-year-old girls popping balloons near Mason Hall. Thanks to the emergency alert and quick response from the Washtenaw Police, Ann Arbor Police, and the FBI, the safety of the students and staff preserved.

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