Report of Gunman on Campus of Virginia Tech

(NECN) - A school familiar with terror is put on lockdown once again - after a report of a gunman on campus.

It was about 9:09 a.m. Thursday morning when emergency crews received a call from Virginia Tech University. Three juveniles reported seeing a man holding what appeared to be a gun on campus. Around 9:37 a.m., a man with a gun was reported at the school's dining hall.

The university went on complete lockdown, and students were asked to stay inside and secure doors.

Later in the morning, Larry Hincker, Associate Vice President for University Relations at Virginia Tech, spoke about the situation at a news conference.

Virginia Tech's website reads:
"At 9:09 a.m. three juveniles attending a camp at the university reported seeing a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of New Residence Hall East holding what may have been a handgun.  They say the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort.  He was walking fast in the direction of the volleyball courts.   He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt (stripes were vertical), gray shorts and brown sandals.  The subject had no facial hair or glasses.

Officers responded immediately to the area but found no one matching the description.  Police have encountered no other witnesses reporting this individual or anything suspicious.  Law enforcement officers from VTPD, Blacksburg PD, Christiansburg, PD, and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are patrolling the campus, continuing to look for the subject."

No gunman has been found on campus at this point.

Four years ago, a student gunman killed 32 students and faculty and then killed himself.

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