Published: Apr 12, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 12, 2013 12:56 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina A&T State University has lifted a lockdown imposed after reports of a man with a rifle on campus.
    
The university updated its website Friday afternoon to advise students and staff that the lockdown was no longer in effect.
    
Prior to the lockdown being lifted, A&T spokeswoman Nettie Rowland said no shots had been fired and that police had a description of the suspect.
    
The historically black college has more than 10,000 students and more than 2,000 employees. Rowland said it also hosts scores of Guilford County high school students who attend an on-campus high school focused on math, science and technology.
    
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
    
North Carolina A&T State University has been put on lockdown after reports of a man with a rifle on the Greensboro school's campus.
    
The university updated its website Friday morning to advise that students should stay inside and close and lock their doors and windows.
    
The school has more than 10,000 students and more than 2,000 employees.
    
No shots have been fired and police have a description of a suspect, N.C. A&T spokeswoman Nettie Rowland said. The entire campus is included in the lockdown, including scores of Guilford County high school students who attend an on-campus high school focused on math, science and technology, Rowland said.
    
The university said it would release more information later in the day.
    
Greensboro Police Spokeswoman Susan Danielson said the city department's officers are helping campus police search for anyone on campus who may have a gun.
    
"We are assisting them in clearing the buildings and looking for anyone who may have a firearm," she said.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)