YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (WDTN) - The camouflaged wearing gunman roaming around Antioch College last week was a hoax.
The college and the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs were put on lockdown June 27 after someone reported seeing a man with a gun near the outdoor education center. More than a dozen campers had to be picked up and taken home.
A search ensued for hours to find a suspect, but none was ever found.
The Greene County Sheriff's Department closed the case Wednesday and found the claims to be unsubstantiated. In fact, a Glen Helen employee admitted to investigators that he claim was false and no gunman existed as reported.
That employee was suspended during further investigation and any possible charges are pending.
"In making a false report, the employee directly violated our code of honor which describes Antioch as a community dedicated to the search for truth," said Valerie Webster, Antioch College Vice President for Administration and Finance.
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