Prank call leads to lockdown at San Antonio High School

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A prank call set off a lockdown at a San Antonio high school Monday afternoon.

Someone called in to report an active shooter situation at Central Catholic High School on North St. Mary’s.

San Antonio Police Officers arrived and didn’t find any shooting victims as had been reported to them but they evacuated the school’s 500 or so students so they could sweep each room on campus.

After giving the all clear, students were allowed back inside and attendance was taken to make sure all students were accounted for.

Parents were informed that the lockdown was lifted via an email sent out just before 3 P.M.

SAPD Chief William McManus says he’s pleased with his department’s response to the phony threat and they are working to track down whoever made the call.

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