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A local student pleads guilty for flasely reporting a gunman on campus

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: May 31 2013 10:43:36 PM CDT
Updated On: May 31 2013 03:12:00 PM CDT
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WISE, Va. -

A former University of Virginia College at Wise student entered a guilty plea Friday.

He is charged with falsely reporting a gunman on campus earlier this year. Click here to read more about that story.

According to court documents, Bryant Alexander Hairston pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements to police in regard to the January 23 hoax.

Police said Hairston called 911 and reported a gunman on campus. In response to that report, the school was put on lockdown.

We've learned Hairston could face up to 10 years in prison.

His sentencing is set for September 9.