Student faces charges in hoax that put UVA-Wise on lockdown

9:34 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
Bryant Alexander Haiston
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A student is now facing charges in a hoax that put a college campus on lockdown.

Wednesday night, officials at the University of Virginia College at Wise put the school on lockdown after reports of a gunman on campus. The school is about two-and-a-half hours from Knoxville.

UVA-Wise later lifted the lockdown, saying the report of a gunman was a hoax.

Thursday, Bryant Alexander Haiston is charged with falsely summoning law enforcement officials. He is a sophomore psychology major.

Haiston is not allowed back on campus pending further review of the charges.

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