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UVA Wise student arrested after 911 call

WISE, Va. (WYMT) - Police have arrested a UVA Wise student after a 911 call caused the campus to go on lock down Wednesday night.

Bryant Alexander Hairston, a sophomore at UVA Wise, has been charged and arrested with falsely summoning law enforcement officials.

According to Virginia State Police, Hairston called 911 around 9 p.m. Wednesday to report a gunman on campus. When interviewed by special agents with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office, he confessed that it was a hoax.

A bond hearing is set for Thursday.


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