Princeton High School active shooter’s report is a hoax


SHARONVILLE, Ohio — The Sharonville Police Department says an active shooter’s report at Princeton High School is a hoax.

Sharonville police have given Princeton High School the go-ahead.

Investigators say Sharonville police received a 911 transferred from Cincinnati who allegedly came from inside the school. The caller reportedly claimed there was an active shooter and up to 10 people injured.

Sharonville Police said there will be a very thorough investigation into this incident to hold the person or persons accountable for their actions.

Princeton City Schools Superintendent Tom Burton also confirmed to WCPO that the incident was a hoax.

“After a thorough search of the building, there is no active shooter. There has never been an active shooter. This appears to be part of a national hoax as we have received reports from other districts across the country as well as similar reports locally,” Burton said. “We appreciate the quick response from local law enforcement.”

Burton said the school was dismissing students and would be closed for the day. Princeton Middle School also decided to close for the day and send students home because of the prank, Sharonville police said.

All parents are invited to meet at the Vineyard Church where they will be reunited with their children.

According to a Sharonville Police Department Facebook post, students who are not picked up by their parents will be driven home on buses.

This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.

Sharonville police provide update on active shooter hoax:

Sharonville police provide update on Princeton High School active shooter hoax

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