Police: Shot reported at college campus was newspaper

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — 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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