On Tuesday afternoon, the University of Central Florida sent out an emergency notification to students letting them know a possible gunman was on campus. The university also thought it'd be wise to point out the person might be Middle Eastern.
A student news outlet also picked up the language that the university used, issuing the same warning through its Twitter account.
Students posting on Twitter noticed that UCF, a public university in Orlando, found it important to point out the armed person's racial identity, even though they didn't even know the gender yet.
To be clear, it is not typical for a university emergency alert to include a possible gunman's racial identity.
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At 5:15 p.m., campus police gave the "all clear."
During the police response, a UCF officer accidentally fired their weapon while securing it in the patrol car, the department announced. No one was injured, according to a statement.