Shot reported at Gettysburg campus was actually newspaper

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 19, 2013 7:45 AM
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(Gettysburg) -- Police say a student's report of a shot fired on the Gettysburg College campus over the weekend was instead the sound of a newspaper hitting the sidewalk.

Gettysburg police Chief Joseph Dougherty says a student had reported a gunshot fired by a person in a white sedan early Saturday morning.

But Dougherty says police investigated and determined the sound came from a newspaper delivery driver throwing a paper from the window of her vehicle.

After the report, the college alerted students and employees via text messages, voicemails and emails.

A college spokeswoman says an all-clear message was sent around 8:30 a.m.

Dougherty says police eventually determined the student who made the report must have mistaken the sound of the paper hitting the sidewalk for a gunshot.

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