Hillcrest Update Schools Across Alabama Report Similar Threats

Hillcrest Update: Schools Across Alabama Report Similar Threats

Hillcrest Update: Schools Across Alabama Report Similar Threats: Several schools in Alabama received shooting threats this morning, and authorities have responded. Police are looking into the threats in north Alabama, from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa. Actual shootings have not occurred. Just before nine in the morning, police in Birmingham were called to John Carroll High School. According to officer Truman Fitzgerald, there was no threat.

Hillcrest High School was the scene of a joint response by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Tuscaloosa police shortly before 10 a.m. According to Jessica McDaniel, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, there was no gunfire and no one was hurt.

By 10:30 a.m., the all-clear was given. The calls, which Scottsboro Sgt. Ryan Putnam described as hoaxes, alerted Huntsville City Schools, Morgan County Schools, and Jackson County Schools to an active shooter on Tuesday. According to Ed Nichols of Madison City Schools, “This appears to be someone trying to raise alarm.”

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The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office and numerous other agencies responded to a report of a shooting inside Wilson High School at about 8:30 in the morning. According to sheriff’s department representatives, the claim was found to be a fake, and the origin of the fraud is being looked into.

Someone had been shot in geography class, according to the caller. According to authorities, the school resource officers got in the classroom in less than 20 seconds, and within three minutes of the initial report, backup started to arrive. Around 50 to 60 police officers arrived at the school.

According to LCSO officials, “This circumstance was quite upsetting to some students as well as parents.” Although it turned out to be a hoax, to those involved at the time, it was very real. Tuesday morning, Jasper High School was similarly placed on lockdown; however, it was later lifted since the threat was not judged credible.