Alabama schools receive ‘active shooter’ phone calls; police say all were hoaxes

Published 2:08 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Several schools across Alabama received fake “active shooter” phone calls on Tuesday, state media reported.

WKRG-TV reported police agencies in several areas of their coverage area responded to the schools and determined they were hoaxes.

Some of the schools went on what they referenced as a “soft” lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

Troy City Schools Superintendent Cynthia Thomas confirmed that the report was false and all students and faculty are safe at CHHS and that the school system is thankful for law enforcement’s response.

“All of our students and faculty are safe,” she emphasized. “I think every cop, sharpshooter and everything was here and we are very grateful for that. They came in droves.”

In recent weeks various schools across the state have been hit with false school shooting reports and today multiple schools in Alabama have again been inundated with the hoax. Schools in North and South Alabama have received false reports on Dec. 13

Schools affected in South Alabama included:

  • Charles Henderson High School in Troy
  • Flomaton High School
  • Enterprise High School
  • Bay Minette Elementary School
  • St. Michael High School
  • To the north, WHNT-TV reported several schools in their coverage area also received similar calls including:

  • Wilson High and Elementary schools
  • Jemison High School
  • West Morgan High School
  • Scottsboro High School