Military academy put on lockdown because of bubble wrap


On Monday, two police departments rushed into Valley Forge Military Academy and College and a university in suburban Philadelphia in search of a gunman.

The were responding to a Eastern University student’s 911 call where she reported hearing gunshots.

In reality, no gunshots were ever fired. The culprit was bubble wrap.

“Police report that one student indicated that the sound she heard could have been bubble wrap being popped.” That’s from a post on the Facebook page of Valley Forge Military Academy & College, which is next to the university.

The lockdown at the Military Academy was lifted about 90 minutes later, according to CNN.

The university defended the student for calling 911, adding “we are thankful this event was not an actual gun related situation.”

Valley Forge Military Academy held its opening ceremony last week, and was back to its normal routine by Monday evening, according to NBC.

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