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By NBCPhiladelphia.com

What police say was a pellet gun caused quite a scare for Penn State Abington employees and students Thursday afternoon.

A school employee said this message was sent out via text warning of potential danger:

"Person spotted with shotgun. Police on campus searching. Shelter in place. Watch for updates"

Lockdown at Penn State Abington on June 5.NBC 10 Philadelphia

SkyForce10 is live over the scene where Abington and Penn State Police are combing the campus for the reported gunman.

Penn State's Abington campus is roughly 15 miles from Center City, Philadelphia.

This story is developing. Check back for details.