The claim: An Ohio high school had an active shooter on March 1
"Please keep my babies in prayer!!" the post reads. "Active shooter at Mount Healthy High School."
It was shared nearly 100 times in one day.
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An active shooter threat was called into a local police department on March 1 and prompted an immediate lockdown and search at Mt. Healthy High School near Cincinnati, Ohio, according to the school district. No threat was found and the call was determined to be a hoax.
Active shooter hoax prompted March 1 lockdown
The Mt. Healthy City School District in Ohio was notified of an active shooter threat that was called into the local police department on March 1, according to a district statement.
The caller claimed there was an active shooter in a particular room at Mt. Healthy High School, the district said. The school went into an immediate lockdown and police cleared the campus, finding no threat inside.
The room mentioned by the caller does not exist, according to the district.
The statement from the school district went on to say "another prank call of a similar nature" was made about a different school in the area while Mt. Healthy High School was being cleared, which prompted two other school buildings in the district to go into external lockdown.
Colerain Township Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Conn told the Cincinnati Enquirer the initial call was reported as a level one mass casualty incident, which prompted at least six medical units and additional fire and support resources.
The outlet reported another school in the area went into lockdown in September after a call, later traced to California, falsely reported 10 students were injured in a classroom.
USA TODAY reached out to users who shared the claim for comment.
Our fact-check sources:
Mt. Healthy City School District, March 1, Mt. Healthy City School District Responds to False School Shooter Threat
Cincinnati Enquirer, March 1, Police respond to active shooter prank call at Mount Healthy High School
Mt Healthy City Schools, March 1, Facebook post
Mt Healthy City Schools, March 2, Facebook post
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