Raleigh police officers (lower left) stand outside the Main Residence Hall on the campus of William Peace University after a suicide threat has led to a lockdown at William Peace University on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.
Raleigh police officers (lower left) stand outside the Main Residence Hall on the campus of William Peace University after a suicide threat has led to a lockdown at William Peace University on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Scott Sharpe ssharpe@newsobserver.com
Raleigh police officers (lower left) stand outside the Main Residence Hall on the campus of William Peace University after a suicide threat has led to a lockdown at William Peace University on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Scott Sharpe ssharpe@newsobserver.com

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