AUGUSTA, Ga.– Georgia Regents Medical Center was placed on lockdown this afternoon following an employee sighting of an individual believed to have a firearm. Hospital security immediately located the individual, who was identified as an off-duty security officer for an outside agency. It was determined that there was no security threat and an all clear was issued.
We take the safety of our patients and staff very seriously, and will use every precaution to ensure the medical center and our campuses remain safe environments.
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Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution. http://www.gru.edu