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Police: Appalachian State incident that caused lockdown a hoax

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BOONE (AP) -- Police in Boone say the report of a gunman that led to Monday's lockdown at Appalachian State University was a hoax. The Boone Police Department said Tuesday the person who claimed to have seen a gunman admitted fabricating the story. Police said there was no armed or masked suspect. The report led to a campus-wide lockdown and the cancellation of all night classes. Police said the person could face a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police. No charges have been filed. The person wasn't identified. University officials said classes were back to normal Thursday. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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