Rumor of shooting at Kendrick High School was a 911 prank call

(Source: WTVM)
(Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – There have been rumors and unconfirmed reports of a shooting at Kendrick High School and parents have been notified.

Police have ruled the situation as a prank call to 911, according to the school principal. The prank call reportedly came from a phone that is not in service.

Muscogee County School District's Director of Communications Valerie Fuller says the following message was sent to parents regarding these rumors:

This is an important notice for parents of Kendrick High School students. Students and staff are safe. We wanted to inform you that we are aware of unconfirmed reports of alleged gunfire near the exterior of the school gym. Again, students and staff are safe. The alleged report came in during the time students and staff activated their safety plan for severe weather during the tornado watch or warning. Police are on the scene as a result of the unconfirmed and alleged gun fire report. We just wanted to make you aware and to ensure you that students and staff are safe.

No further details are available at this time.

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