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FAU Alert: Lockdown Lifted

Press Conference Scheduled for 4:45 p.m.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 29, 2012) – The Florida Atlantic University Police Department lifted today’s lockdown on the Boca Raton campus at 3:57 p.m. FAU’s Boca Raton campus’ buildings and parking lots were thoroughly searched. The suspect was not located on campus, and the investigation is still ongoing.

FAU Chief of Police Charles Lowe will address the media at 4:45 p.m. in front of the Campus Operations Building (building 69), 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton Campus.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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