Following a lockdown at Averett University late Saturday evening, school and law enforcement officials said Sunday there was no immediate threat during the initial response.

The main campus went on lockdown at 11:08 p.m. Saturday "after a report of an alleged person with a gun on campus," according to Averett University's Facebook page. 

There was never a firearm involved in the incident, and rumors on social media of shots being fired were false, according to a joint statement issued Sunday afternoon from Averett and the Danville Police Department.

There are no criminal charges to be made.

“The safety and security of the Averett students is of utmost importance to Averett and the Danville Police Department,” according to the statement released Sunday. “Though this turned out to be a non-event, we are pleased with the fact that our reporting processes and the initial police response were swift and decisive.”

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