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Former UVa-Wise student pleads guilty to felony charges that he lied about gunman on campus

Jeff Sturgeon, Roanoke Times • Jun 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

A former student at the University of Virginia College at Wise admitted Friday to giving a 911 operator a fake report of a gunman outside a campus dormitory on Jan. 23.

Bryant Alexander Hairston, a sophomore when the incident happened, was interviewed by police a short time later and said he made the whole thing up, court papers said. He was arrested.

But when questioned a few days later at a detention hearing, he said his report had in fact been true, court papers said.

Read the full story on the Roanoke Times website.

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