On scene at Culbertson Hall on #UVAWise campus where multiple agencies have tactical weapons drawn and appear to be looking for someone—
Jordan Fifer (@JordanFifer) January 24, 2013
The campus of the University of Virginia at Wise was placed on lockdown tonight after reports spread of a gunman on campus.
Just got a text from school saying gunman on campus?!—
Laura Ann Thomas (@LAthomas_) January 24, 2013
ok slightly FREAKING out right now. gunman on campus?—
M O R G A N (@ohheymergan) January 24, 2013
Campus on lockdown! gunman on campus! everyone please keep safe!!!!—
Daniella Perla (@deeperla28) January 24, 2013
Some have tweeted that they’ve heard gunshots, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
Twitchy will continue to monitor the situation.
A tweet from the Wise County/City of Norton Commonwealth’s Attorney indicates that the incident was a hoax.
Lockdown over. It was a hoax. Everyone safe.—
Ron Elkins (@RonaldElkins) January 24, 2013
David Frum managed to sneak in a call for some sort of action just about 10 minutes before the incident was revealed to have been a hoax.