Report of shooting at Hollywood High School deemed a hoax

Hollywood High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after the Los Angeles Police Department received a call about a campus shooting, but the report was determined to be a hoax, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

“Recent reports of a critical incident at Hollywood High School are unfounded, and after a quick law enforcement response and an internal review of the individual classroom, we consider the incident a hoax,” Los Angeles Schools’ Supt said. Alberto Carvalho said in a tweet.

The Los Angeles School Police Department received a report from LAPD at 9:43 a.m. that there was an active shooter at the school and there were six victims on campus, Lt. Nina Buranasombati, a spokeswoman for the school police. LAPD and school police officers searched the campus and found no victims, suspects or evidence of a shooting, she said.

“All students are safe and considered,” Buranasombati said

The apparent slap call caused concern among parents, who showed up on campus as crime scene tape wrapped around the school. Paramedics were on site and awaiting possible patients. Officers were seen entering the campus with guns drawn.

Although classes resumed at 11:30 a.m., Buranasombati said some parents checked their children out early for the day.

“Incredible school fraud is a serious offense that Los Angeles Unified takes seriously,” Carvalho said in a statement. “Threats disrupt the educational environment, increase stress levels and impair law enforcement’s ability to protect schools from real-world threats.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-13/hollywood-high-school-shooting-hoax-lockdown Report of shooting at Hollywood High School deemed a hoax

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