A hoax call about an active shooter put Northside on lockdown today and it happened across the state
JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)-
A call about an active shooter put Northside High School on lockdown today ...turns out the call claiming there was a shooter in the school was a hoax.
The chaos all started at 10:25 this morning at northside high school
“Our dispatchers here for the city received a phone call about from an individual. They said they were inside of the school advising that there was an active shooter and that there were several victims inside the school," Deputy Chief of Police Derrick Tisdale.
Deputy Chief of Police Derrick Tisdale says the Jackson Police Department took the call seriously and in a matter of minutes officers and school resource officers arrived on the scene and cleared the building.
“Based upon the clearing operation, it was determined that there was no active shooter, neither were there any victims," Tisdale said.
But Northside isn’t the only school in the state that's received fake calls about a mass shooting. The TBI posted on social media today that several hoax calls had been made across Tennessee.
Tisdale said, “But since that event has occurred in partnership with the other our partner agencies like homeland security and FBI, we are in partnership and having conversations to again try to determine the origination of this type of call.”
The investigation continues, and Deputy Tisdale stresses if the person responsible for the hoax calls is caught they will face serious charges.