CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Rossview Middle School went under a brief lockdown Wednesday morning after authorities said a prank caller reportedly told a 911 dispatcher there was a “school shooter.”
A juvenile has been charged in the investigation. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the false call was made to 911 at 7:08am Wednesday.
The school’s administration reportedly placed the school under lockdown immediately after the claim was made.
Two SROs on campus at the time did not see or hear anything indicating a shooting incident. After no threat was found the lockdown was lifted.
A spokesperson for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System released a statement saying authorities are continuing to investigate “what appears to be a prank 911 call.”
“We continue to ask parents and guardians to please talk to your children about consequences for criminal behaviors and offenses in the Student Code of Conduct,” the release stated.
Sheriff Fuson released this statement, ““We are constantly on alert; and training to respond immediately to emergency calls at our schools. Our SROs arrive at schools prior to student arrival and stay post past dismissal. I take threats against our schools seriously and we will take every step to hold persons making false claims of violence against our schools accountable.”
The suspect has been charged with issuing a False Report.
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