Student faces federal charges after false report of gunman on campus

Bryant Hairston, accused of falsely reporting he saw a gunman on campus

A student at the University ofVirginia's College at Wise accused of falsely reporting a gunman on campus is nowfacing federal charges. Police say Bryant Hairston called 911 shortly before9:00 PM on January 23 and reported that he had seen a gunman on campus. {}

In a complaint filed in U.S. DistrictCourt in Abington, VA, Federal authorities have charged Hairston with knowingly making false, fictitious andfraudulent statements and representations.{}

The call prompted university officialsto place the school on lockdown.