Wise County

Federal charges filed in UVA Wise hoax

ABINGDON, Va. - A hoax has turned into federal charges for a student at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.

Bryant Alexander Hairston is accused of falsely reporting a gunman on campus.

Federal authorities filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Abingdon on Monday.

Hairston is accused of calling 911 last Wednesday and reporting that he had seen a gunman on campus.

The call sent the college into lockdown for several hours until police say Hairston admitted to making the whole thing up.

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