A 12-year-old New Prague middle school student is custody, accused of calling 9-1-1 and claiming there was an active shooter in the building who had injured several students.
MNN reports officials say the male student is the only person involved in the hoax and they’re not looking for any other suspects. The call prompted a lockdown of area schools Wednesday morning as officials searched for a shooter and victims. Students were sent home for the rest of the day.
Authorities determined no one was hurt and arrested the boy. Attorney Marsh Halberg will represent the boy. He says a juvenile detention hearing will be scheduled for today (Thursday) or Friday.