WISE, Va. (WAVY) - A report of a gunman on the campus of the University of Virginia-Wise turned out to be a hoax, according to State Police.
The school's website posted the following cryptic messages throughout Wednesday evening:
- 9:28 p.m. - The college is currently in a lockdown due to an alleged gunman on campus. Find a safe place and stay put! Lock all doors until further notice!
- 10:08 p.m. - Lock down continues. Alleged gunman on campus. Stay put, lock all doors until further instructions
- 10:57 p.m. - Lock down lifted. All Clear.
Corinne Geller with Virginia State Police told WAVY.com a student called 911 Wednesday night reporting a gunman on campus. When the student was interviewed by special agents, the student admitted the whole incident was a hoax.
Commonwealth's Attorney Ron Elkins tweeted the gunman was a hoax just before the school's website announced the lift of the lockdown.
Geller said the incident was investigated by UVA-Wise Police, Town of Wise Police, Wise County Sheriff's Office, Town of Pound Police and Virginia State Police.
The investigation is ongoing. Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.
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