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Competency Evaluation Ordered in UVA-Wise Gun Hoax

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ABINDGON, VA. (AP) - A University of Virginia-Wise student accused of falsely reporting a gunman on campus will undergo a competency evaluation.

Bryant Alexander Hairston's arraignment had been scheduled for Thursday.

The Bristol Herald-Courier reports that the arraignment is being postponed until after the evaluation.

U.S. District Judge Pamela Meade Sargent approved a defense request for the evaluation last week.

The 20-year-old Martinsville resident is accused of calling 911 on Jan. 23 and reporting that he had seen a gunman on campus. The call prompted university officials to place the school on lockdown.

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