On 10/17/19 at approximately 1140 hrs, the Spring Valley Police Department received a call for a possible school shooting. Officers responded to the Spring Valley High School and met with school staff and security at which point a school lock down was initiated.
Officers secured the school and began a thorough search of the school to rule out an active shooter. Shortly after the school was cleared, it was deemed that there was no imminent threat at which time the school lock down was lifted.
Through the investigation handled by the School Resource Officer and Detective Bureau, it was learned that a Juvenile at the high school placed the phone call, and that it was a fake phone call.
The Juvenile was transported to the Spring Valley Police Department and they were charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident 2nd, an E Felony.
The Juvenile was released to their parents on an appearance ticket pending a future court date.