Several schools in Alabama have had police responses this morning due to threats of violence.
Around 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday, law enforcement in Birmingham was called to John Carroll High School. Nothing suspicious was discovered, according to Officer Truman Fitzgerald.
After receiving a report of an active shooter at Hillcrest High School just before 10 a.m., the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Tuscaloosa Police Department responded. Jessica McDaniel, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, claimed that no shots were fired and that nobody was hurt.
By 10:30 in the morning, we got the all-clear signal.
On the same day, fake calls reporting an active shooter were received by schools in Huntsville, Morgan County, and Jackson County, according to Sergeant Ryan Putnam of the Scottsboro Police Department.
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According to Madison City Schools’ Ed Nichols, “this appears to be someone trying to raise alarm.”
At around 8:30 in the morning, numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a report of gunfire at Wilson High School.
The information was found to be false, and the sheriff’s office is currently looking into its origin.
Someone had reportedly been shot in the head during Geography class, as the caller stated. Within 20 seconds of the initial contact, school resource officers arrived in the classroom, and backup arrived three minutes later.
Between fifty and sixty police officers arrived at the school.
“This incident was obviously upsetting to several students and parents,” LCSO officials said in a statement. It was later shown to be a hoax, but at the time, everyone concerned took it seriously.
The lockdown at Jasper High School, which also occurred on Tuesday morning, was eventually removed since the threat was ultimately determined to be unfounded.