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Police: Gunman report at UVA-Wise a "hoax", lockdown now lifted

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:41:39 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 24 2013 04:24:28 PM CST
WISE, Va. -

The lockdown on UVA-Wise's campus has been lifted, following reports of a gunman on campus.

The school's website issued a warning earlier Wednesday evening for students to stay where they are.  Virginia State Police now tell us a student called 911 to report he had seen a man on campus armed with a gun.  We're told multiple law enforcement officials responded to the campus and began a building-by-building search.

While the searches were conducted, VSP says special agents were interviewing the student who made the initial report.  During that interview, the student confessed that it was a hoax.