North Carolina House overrode Governor Roy Cooper’s veto on the pistol purchase permit bill SB41 on Wednesday. Just hours after that, there were reports of a shooter at Forsyth Technical Community College.

Reports of an “active shooter” at a North Carolina community college plunged students and staff into lockdown at 10.10 am on Thursday. An alert that said, “We are experiencing an active shooter situation. Law enforcement is on site. The campus is on lockdown with shelter in place for all students, faculty and staff” went out to all the students as well as staff members of community college.

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A shelter-in-place order remained in place even though around 11.50 am, the police, and the college updated the public saying that there was no active shooter on the campus. “We can confirm there is no active shooter on the campus of Forsyth Tech. There is still an active investigation on the campus. There are no other threats to any other schools in the area,” police said.

No one was injured in the shooting, the school superintendent said in a statement. Two male suspects remain at large. The suspects are described as armed and dressed in grey and black hoodies, reported WXII12.

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The shooting comes just days after six victims were killed in a mass shooting at a Nashville elementary school and hours after a veto against North Sarolina’s pistol purchase permit bill SB41 was overturned.

North Carolina’s pistol permit veto

The House voted to override Governor Cooper’s veto, in a vote of 71-46. This effectively meant that people living in the state were allowed to buy handguns without getting permission from their local sheriff’s office.

On the veto being overridden, NC House Speaker Tim Moore released the following statement: “This legislation preserves the Second Amendment rights of North Carolinians by repealing the outdated pistol permit system. It also allows all churches and other place of religious worship to protect their parishioners and launches a statewide firearm safe storage awareness initiative. These have been long-standing goals of Second Amendment advocates in our state, and we have finally brought this legislation over the finish line.”