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08-04-11, 02:44 PM #1
Virginia Tech on alert after kids report seeing someone with a what could be a weapon on campusVirginia Tech, the site of the 2007 shooting massacre, issued an alert Thursday saying someone was possibly carrying a weapon on campus.
A little after 9 a.m. three juveniles attending a camp at Virginia Tech said they saw a white male who had an object covered by some kind of cloth that the juveniles believed to be a weapon, officials said.
They said the man was walking fast. Authorities have not located him.
Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum warned students and others to continue to stay indoors as authorities conduct the search.
Police have not apprehended anyone, Flinchum said at an 11 a.m. news conference.
08-05-11, 10:12 PM #2
Lockdown canceled, as no gunman was found.
Virginia Tech police have taken no other reports of a gunman on campus, since the initial sighting that prompted a campus lockdown Thursday morning and afternoon.
A group of 14-year-old girls told police they saw someone on campus, with what looked like a hand gun. The investigation, turned up nothing.
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