An ambulance as well as a fire engine arrived near the side entrance of Dale Hall on the campus of the University of Oklahoma around 10:15 this morning.
I arrived on the scene to see what the commotion was about. It didn't take me long to set the camera up on the tripod and start filming outside, getting shots of the vehicles with their sirens blazing and the looks of students passing by.
It took several minutes before any sort of lead developed. I finally saw paramedics and officers leaving the hall with a stretcher in tow.
But the stretcher was carrying no injured person, only the equipmen they had gone in with.
I approached one of the men, Capt. Frank Crawley, to determine what had exactly happened that had called for their arrival. As it turns out, a girl within Dale Hall had suffered a slight panic attack most likely induced by stress.
Crawley told me it was a pretty routine call, that she was perfectly alright and not in need of medical attention, in fact her husband was en route to pick her up.
So this didn't turn out to be the hot lead I thought it would be, but better to have gotten film of nothing than to hasve missed a major campus scoop.