BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech officials have lifted a campus-wide alert that was issued after three children reported a man holding what looked like a gun at the university where a 2007 massacre left 33 people dead.
An email from the university Thursday afternoon says “the university community may resume normal campus activity.” Police had swarmed the campus after interviewing the children, who officials said were attending a summer camp for middle schoolers.
The email says there will be a heavy police presence on the campus throughout the day.
The university had posted alerts on its website and official twitter account warning students and staff to stay indoors. The school also sounded its emergency alarms and sent the alert by voicemail, text message and email.