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APD Releases Statement on Prank Call Prompting Abilene High Emergency Procedures Thursday

The Abilene Police Department has released a statement concerning the prank call that caused Abilene High to go into emergency procedures early Thursday morning.
"We want to assure the community that order was restored on the Abilene High Campus in a timely manner. This type of unlawful behavior is taken very seriously and will not be tolerated."
The Abilene Police Department has released a statement concerning the prank call that caused Abilene High to go into emergency procedures early Thursday morning:

At approximately 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013, Abilene Emergency 911 received a call advising “somebody got shot and they are in the cafeteria.”

Due to other statements made by the caller, it was suspected that this was a false report.

Abilene High School and the School Resource Officer were immediately notified of the call. The School Resource Officer was at the location where this alleged shooting had occurred and immediately confirmed the information to be false.

The Abilene Police Patrol Division and Youth Division also responded due to the nature of the allegations and Abilene High Administration followed protocol by placing the school in lock-down status.

An investigation into the false report led Abilene Police to a 16-year-old juvenile. He was found to be in possession of the cell phone from which the call was made. Once confirmation was made that the juvenile was the person who made the phone call, Abilene High School was released from the lock-down status. Abilene High Staff and the Youth Division will continue to investigate this false report.

We want to assure the community that order was restored on the Abilene High Campus in a timely manner. This type of unlawful behavior is taken very seriously and will not be tolerated.
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