One student is in custody after a hoax 911 call Wednesday morning in New Prague, Minn. A 12-year-old was arrested after authorities responded to the New Prague Middle School to investigate. The student allegedly called the school around 7:55 a.m. on March 20 reporting a school shooting. WCCO shared the latest details.
New Prague Middle School went into immediate lockdown as police responded to the call that there had been a school shooting. Both the middle school and the neighboring Central Education building were searched, and it was determined there was no school shooting and no threat. Shortly after the school was cleared, a 12-year-old was arrested and police are confident he was the only person involved.
The 12-year-old arrested allegedly called police twice claiming that two people had been injured. So far the student's motive is unknown. All students in the New Prague schools were sent home for the day, but classes will begin as scheduled on Thursday. Parents in the area are pleased with the swift response from police, which included not only an immediate “code red” lockdown but responding ambulances, police cars and a helicopter.
While the country has been gripped lately with the tragic aftermath of multiple school shootings, luckily in this case the New Prague school shooting was simply a hoax. The 12-year-old arrested will certainly face some serious consequences for the stunt he pulled in this Minnesota school shooting hoax.