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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:44 PM

False report of campus gunman brings lockdown at U-Va.ís College at Wise

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The University of Virginiaís College at Wise, in far southwestern Virginia, was put on lockdown for about two hours Wednesday night after a student reported seeing a gunman. The student later told investigators that the incident was a hoax, Virginia State police said.

The student called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. and told authorities he saw a man with a gun on campus, said Corinne Geller, a state police spokeswoman. School police and other law enforcement officials from the area responded to the scene and shut down the campus, near the Kentucky border.

full; http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-scene/post/false-report-of-campus-gunman-brings-lockdown-at-u-vas-college-at-wise/2013/01/24/5ffc06aa-65db-11e2-9e1b-07db1d2ccd5b_blog.html

GRRR!! That student should be suspended for the semester at least in addition to other criminal penalty for exploiting the recent violent climate of the nation to scare his campus.

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Reply False report of campus gunman brings lockdown at U-Va.ís College at Wise (Original post)
alp227 Jan 2013 OP
elleng Jan 2013 #1
BainsBane Jan 2013 #2
alp227 Jan 2013 #3
BainsBane Jan 2013 #5
Duckhunter935 Jan 2013 #4
BainsBane Jan 2013 #6
Duckhunter935 Jan 2013 #7
BainsBane Jan 2013 #9
Whovian Jan 2013 #8
Duckhunter935 Jan 2013 #10
nick of time Jan 2013 #11
JI7 Jan 2013 #12
nick of time Jan 2013 #14
Duckhunter935 Jan 2013 #13
2theleft Jan 2013 #15
alp227 Jan 2013 #16
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #17

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:46 PM

1. OMG!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:47 PM

2. Another day another mass murderer

In this insane country we live in.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:50 PM

3. Umm, no reports of any injuries/casualties yet.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:54 PM

4. where?

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:56 PM

6. VA, according to the OP

No details yet

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:04 PM

7. was there a mass murder?

10:57pm - Lock down lifted. All Clear.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:06 PM

9. I don't know

I assumed a gunman on a campus was a mass murderer. I googled the story and found one dated 25 minutes ago saying the campus is locked down due to a reported gunman.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:05 PM

8. Kicking

 

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:10 PM

11. Probably just a false alarm.

 

People are on edge and sometimes they see what they believe is a firearm and report it, rightly so.
Could have been anything.

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Response to nick of time (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:11 PM

12. on CNN they said there was something about it being a Hoax

but even they haven't confirmed, just reported what is coming to them so far.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:13 PM

14. Thanks for the info.

 

If people are calling in hoax's like that, it's about one of the sickest hoax's I can think of in this atmosphere.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:12 PM

13. There are also reports that this might have been a hoax.

WISE, Va. (WYMT) - According to the University of Virginia at Wise official website, the campus is no longer on lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted at 10:57pm.

There are also reports that this might have been a hoax.

We will have more information soon!

http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Gunman-reported-on-UVA-Wise-Campus-188147321.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:59 PM

15. Yes...very tense hour in my house.

My nephew is a freshman at UVA-Wise. Information was hard to get. I got more info from Twitter than from the news. Thank god for kids and social media.

I cannot even begin to tell you range of emotions that have gone through my family in the past 2 hours. I'm exhausted by keyed up.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:39 AM

16. BTTT

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:46 AM

17. we had a false report of a gunman at a local high school a few days ago

The student was arrested. I'm not sure what happened after that. People that do that should have to pay the money it takes for the police to respond to what they believe is a credible threat.

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