FERRUM, Va. – Ferrum College was placed on lockdown for about 90 minutes Wednesday afternoon.
On-campus authorities, assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, were investigating a report of a shot fired near the Hillcrest Apartments, a housing complex for upperclassmen located near Swartz Gymnasium.
After an initial alert at 1:31 p.m. notifying campus of the lockdown, at 2:13 p.m., the college advised people to continue sheltering in place as the investigation continued.
At 2:52, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office told 10 News that there’s no known active shooter on the campus.
At 3:03 pm. the college posted on its social media platforms, “Campus authorities have issued an ALL CLEAR notice. You may resume normal activities.”
Below is a map of where the Hillcrest Apartments are on campus.