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Florida university ends gunman alert

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  • NEW: University of South Florida students told to resume normal activities
  • Text warning sent to more than 55,000 students, staff
  • Reports of gunman on campus parking lot, police say
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(CNN) -- The University of South Florida in Tampa directed students and staff members to "resume activities as normal" after alerting them earlier in the day to a potential gunman on campus.

The school had sent a warning text message to 55,800 students, faculty and staff members, and emergency sirens sounded on campus, said Lara Wade, a university spokeswoman.

The school later said that university and Tampa police had investigated the area. It urged students, staff and faculty members to resume normal activities but provided no additional details.

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