ST. LOUIS – An investigation is underway Thursday afternoon after police responded to a prank call tied to Roosevelt High School in south St. Louis.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the area Thursday after receiving a call from that multiple students were hurt and someone was armed with a rifle. Police say that information provided to them was not credible.
When officers responded to the school Thursday and discovered no unusual activity, speaking with both security and students on site.
St. Louis Public Schools released the following statement on what unfolded:
“SLPS friends and family. There has been some erroneous social media reporting about an incident at Roosevelt. Nothing actually happened.
Here is what took place: Around 12:30 St.Louis police received a prank call reporting a shooting at Roosevelt and responded quickly.
(We thank them for that quick response) The school was briefly put on lockdown while they checked things out and determined there was no threat. At that point police cleared the scene. No one was ever in any danger.”
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the situation. No additional information is available at this time. FOX 2 will update as more information becomes available.