OVERLAND PARK, KS. (KCTV) -- Johnson County Community College erroneously tweeted and alert about shots being fired on campus Saturday morning.

"Stay clear of OCB," the initial tweet said. "Shots fired. Police have arrived on scene stand by for more information."

About 10 minutes after the initial tweet, the college said the "message was sent in error" and that the "building was safe."

JCCC Alert- Stay clear of OCB. Shots fired. Police have arrived on scene stand by for more information.

— Johnson County Community College (@JCCCtweet) January 19, 2019

JCCC Alert- MESSAGE WAS SENT IN ERROR. WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A TEST MESSAGE. BUILDING IS SAFE.

— Johnson County Community College (@JCCCtweet) January 19, 2019

The college said that they are having internal meetings to find out what exactly went wrong and how to fix what happened.

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