Baptist-affiliated Gardner-Webb University went into lockdown Sept. 27 after gunshots were fired on the campus in Boiling Springs, N.C.
No injuries were reported, and university officials told local media the campus returned to its normal schedule on Thursday.
As of Thursday night, police had arrested three suspects on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and were looking at another person of interest. Authorities say they don’t have ties to the school but may have been shooting at a former student in a dispute over a girl one of the suspects is dating.
Originally founded as a high school by two Baptist associations in North Carolina in 1903, Gardner-Webb remains affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Gardner-Webb’s M. Christopher White School of Divinity, opened in 1993, is a theological education partner of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.