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Students responsible for A-State lockdown to face conduct review board

(Source: Cameron Birse via Twitter) (Source: Cameron Birse via Twitter)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A panel of their peers will review the actions of three Arkansas State University students, whose film project resulted in a campus lockdown.

Dr. Bill Smith, executive director of marketing and communications for A-State, told Region 8 News Monday the incident has been referred to the Student Conduct Board.

Smith said the panel will decide what, if any, punishment the three students should face for their actions.

Around 1:45 p.m. Sunday, police responded to reports of three men wearing all-black carrying pistols on campus.

After locking down the campus and clearing all buildings in the area, officers learned the students were apparently filming a video near the student union.

The “costumed actors were reported as possible campus intruders,” according to a news release from A-State.

The university said no weapons were present.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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