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Threats prompt lockdowns at 2 Virginia colleges

Posted at 8:13 PM, Jan 23, 2021

HAMPDEN SYDNEY, Va. -- The all-clear has been given after two colleges in Virginia were on lockdown for about two hours Saturday after tips about a possible active shooter.

Hampden-Sydney and Bluefield colleges received online threats about an active shooter on their campuses around noon.

As a result, both campuses sheltered in place until the all-clear was given around 2 p.m.

“Local law enforcement investigated the premises where no threat was assessed,” Bluefield College officials posted on Facebook.

There has been no word if the threats were related.

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