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Antioch College: False gunman report led to lockdown

3:11 PM, Jul 3, 2013   |    comments
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YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio -- Antioch College says an employee of its adjacent nature preserve admits making a false report about a gunman that led to a lockdown at the small, private school in southwest Ohio.

The campus in Yellow Springs and the neighboring Glen Helen Nature Preserve were locked down last Thursday after someone reported seeing a man dressed in camouflage and possibly carrying a gun.

The college says the lockdown affected dozens of students and staff, and youth attending a camp were sent home. Greene County sheriff's deputies searched for hours and eventually determined the report was unsubstantiated.

The college says a nature preserve employee has admitted making the false claim. The school provided no information about the worker's motive.

The employee has been suspended pending further investigation and possible legal action.

Associated Press

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