I just received a text message, followed by a voicemail, from the Stony Brook University alert system, passing on word of a report of an armed perpetrator on the University's academic mall.
More here, but also lacking in any details. This kind of thing, sadly, is becoming more and more a part of the normal media landscape. It's really unbelievable that the best we can do is shrug our shoulders and hope it doesn't happen to anyone we know.
UPDATE: So far, so good.
University and Suffolk County Police have conducted an extensive search of the Stony Brook University Main Campus and have determined that there is no longer an immediate threat to the Campus Community. Police have issued an all-clear to continue normal classes and activities. University and Suffolk County Police are continuing with increased patrols throughout campus.