VMI Empties Buildings After Suspicious Item Found

Posted: April 24, 2013

LEXINGTON — Virginia Military Institute is evacuating several buildings following the discovery of a suspicious item on the Lexington campus.

The school says in a news release that the item was found Wednesday morning near the entrance to Preston Library.

The library, Nichols Engineering Building and portions of Mallory Hall are being evacuated.

The school also says personnel should avoid the Parade Ground and an area between the Admissions Office and Jackson Memorial Hall.

Further details weren't immediately available.