Two Alabama middle school students arrested for hoax active shooter call

Published 4:14 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Two Alabama middle school students were arrested Wednesday after police said they called in a hoax active shooter call to 911.

Baldwin E-911 received a call at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday on which the called claimed there was an active shooter situation at Bay Minette Middle School.

Police responded to the school, put the school on a soft lockdown and searched the school for a possible shooter.

Investigators quickly determined the phone call came from a phone located inside the school and questioned the student with the phone.

That student implicated a second student suspect as well, who police said admitted to the crime.

Both were charged with making a terroristic threat and rendering a false alarm.