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[UPDATED] BREAKING NEWS!: VA TECH ON LOCKDOWN AFTER GUNMAN SPOTTED ON CAMPUS

4 Aug

*UPDATED*

From Local news WWBT:

The campus wide alert at Virginia Tech was lifted just before 3 o’clock. Three teenage girls on campus for an academic summer camp —- reported the gun sighting just after 9 this morning.

They claimed to see a man with something that appeared to be a gun- covered by a cloth. The campus was immediately placed on high alert.

Police released a composite sketch of the person, as described to them by the kids from the summer camp.

“Officers responded to the area and found no one matching that description. We have not encountered anyone else matching that description or found that person. We have not received any other sighting’s of this person, or any other information concerning this person,” said Virginia Tech Police Chief wendell Flinchum.

Police interviewed several people today, even cancelled classes, but arrested no one and again, decided to lift the campus alert.

You will see police cars, both marked and unmarked, on the campus and officers will be sweeping the buildings.

Classes have been canceled for the rest of the day….the first day of football practice however, started at 5 p.m., after a brief delay

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According to CNN:

Virginia Tech is in lockdown as authorities look for a man three youths said may have had a weapon, possibly a handgun.

The white male was described as having light brown hair and being 6 feet tall and was walking in the direction of a volleyball court. The man was wearing a blue and white striped shirt, gray shorts and brown sandals. He had no glasses or facial hair, according to the report.

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Originally CNN reported the below story before it was updated to what you see up above:

Virginia Tech, the site of a 2007 massacre, has issued an alert saying someone is possibly carrying a weapon on campus.

Regular classes aren’t in session at the moment, but there is summer school. The university in Blacksburg, Virginia, is asking people on campus to stay inside and secure doors. The person was spotted near Dietrick Dining Hall.

In April 2007, Cho Seung-Hui, 23, shot dead 32 people on campus before killing himself.

Wow hopefully the person is caught and a sigh of relief can be gathered.

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