UVa-Wise "All Clear" Following Report of Alleged Gunman
WISE, Va -- The University of Virginia's College at Wise announced it has lifted the lockdown of campus following a report of an alleged gunman.
A student reported seeing a gunman near one of the residence halls and university officials issued a campus alert shortly before 9:00 p.m EST.
Campus and local law enforcement immediately conducted a building-by-building search. No gunman was identified.
Law enforcement officials interviewed the student who reported seeing the gunman and the student admitted it was a hoax. University officials issued an "all clear" and lifted the campus lockdown at approximately 10:45 p.m. EST. The campus has returned to normal operations.
College officials are investigating the incident.