Shooting at Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne

PUBLISHED Mon, September 12, 2016 - 6:25pm EDT
Police search buildings (Credit: WCAU)

A report of a shooting at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMAC) in Radnor Township (Wayne).appears to have been a hoax. The school was put on lockdown but it was lifted when no evidence of a shooting was found. (more)

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The incident began at around 5:50 p.m. on Monday when several gunshots were reported to have been heard at or near the preparatory boarding school. A large number of officers rushed to the scene and began to search the school buildings and the surrounding area.

Roads in the area were closed as officers searched the surrounding area, but the lockdown was lifted at around 7 p.m. when police reported that their search had failed to find any evidence of a shooting. Police have not said who reported the shooting or whether noise may have been mistaken for gunshots.

Other details were not immediately available.

Valley Forge Military Academy & College is a preparatory boarding school and junior college. Students are of middle, high school and college age. The school is located at 1001 Eagle Road in Wayne.

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