Ferrum College students have been told to shelter in place after reports of a gunman near campus. Shots have reportedly been fired.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s office reports that the shots were fired on Prillaman Switch Road near the school. The suspect is reportedly a white male with a dark beard and dark hair. The Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that they have yet to find a gun or body.
Students and faculty on Ferrum’s campus have been instructed to stay in their classrooms and await further instruction.
About Ferrum College
Ferrum College is a private college in Ferrum, Virginia, USA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Ferrum College has the second-oldest environmental science program in the nation and was ranked 41st by U.S. News & World Report in Comprehensive Colleges–Bachelor’s for 2006.
The college itself is on the Virginia Historic Register. Roberts Hall and Beckham Hall are part of the Ferrum College Historic District and listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.