Live Police Updates After Princeton School Hoax

Live Police Updates After Princeton School Hoax

Update, 11:50 am: All Princeton High School students are being discharged for a day after an active gunman threat sparked a massive police response to the school building, according to Sharonville Police.

The threat proved to be a hoax, police said.

Police said students who board the bus will be removed from the school and left in their normal locations. Students who drive to school alone will be able to access their cars and leave during the day.

Students who are normally picked up from school will be escorted to the Vineyard Church at 11340 Century Circle Blvd., where parents can pick them up, police said.

There is still a strong police presence at the school, the department said, adding that Princeton Middle School was not affected by the incident.

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Update, 11:30 am: Princeton schools say all students are safe and accounted for, adding that the police response was prompted by a threat called to the school district.

Parents wait near Princeton High School following reports of an incident at the school on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Parents wait near Princeton High School following reports of an incident at the school on Friday, September 23, 2022.

“There is and has not been an active shooter,” the district said in an automated call. The school district said there was an “explosion” of threats against schools across the country.

USA TODAY found at least 30 false alarms and threats from active shooters made at schools across the country in the past week.

Authorities have not publicly said the incidents are related, but experts say these intentional false reports have similarities. Their origins can be difficult or impossible to trace, but waves of false alarms are often the work of disaffected pranksters trying to disrupt school or bad-ass actors trying to sow fear. And these frauds seem to be on the rise at this time of year with students returning to classrooms.

Parents and relatives of students left work to run to school, parking a block away, to find out if their loved ones were in danger.

“They don’t have it under control. There is no order. The answer was there, but we (parents) are here and we don’t know what’s going on,” said Markita Richardson, who has a daughter who attends Princeton High School. “We’re getting calls from our kids that 11 people were shot, but then the police are telling us it’s a hoax? And the attitude that the police were giving here to parents, who are only worried about our kids, is not cool.”

Police dispatched to Princeton High School after school threat in Cincinnati area; call appears to be a scam

Update, 11am: The Sharonville Police Department says officers were dispatched to Princeton High School on Friday by a reported active shooter, although it appears to be a hoax.

Police said several law enforcement agencies are at the scene checking the building. Residents are being told to avoid the area.

Police arrive at Princeton High School before 10:30am, parents are told to go to Vineyard Church

Previous report: Police are responding to a reported emergency at Princeton High School, according to Hamilton County dispatchers.

Police cars and emergency vehicles were seen arriving at the school just before 10:30am

The school, located at 100 Viking Way off Chester Road in Sharonville, appears to be closed.

Parents arriving at school are being asked to go to Vineyard Church, Hamilton County emergency services posted on Twitter.

Emergency dispatchers did not say what the nature of the call was.

This report will be updated

This article originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer: Princeton High School: ‘No…there was no active shooter’ in Cincinnati

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