UPDATE: Just after nine in the morning on March 29, law enforcement officers descended into many schools in the state of Pennsylvania, including Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Bishop Carroll, and Bellefonte, amongst others. The calls were determined to be a false alarm by Sgt. Plummer of the Altoona Police Department as well as the Pennsylvania State Police later on. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, all of the implicated schools have either been cleared by law enforcement or are now in the process of being cleared.
Due to an abundance of caution, a number of schools in Pennsylvania went into lockdown mode, even though there had been no calls made regarding any of those schools. After receiving a report of a possible active shooter at a nearby campus, the University of Pittsburgh similarly adopted the aforementioned safety measure.
As an additional measure of precaution, the District Attorney for Cambria County requested that all of the county’s educational institutions go into lockdown. The calls were said to have originated from another state, and the police have informed the FBI that they will be assisting them with their investigation.
Altoona High School Lockdown – There was a report of shots being fired at the Altoona High School. There are members of the police and SWAT present. There is currently no evidence to support the existence of such behavior. The junior high and high school in Altoona have both been deemed safe, and the cameras have been examined. There was never anyone with a gun.
The administration of the school is ready to make a statement to the effect that classes will continue as usual, and there will be officers present in the hallways to assist the students. Prank calls led to the lockdown of multiple schools in the area, which remain in effect despite the mounting evidence that these calls were fake.
About Altoona High School
The public Altoona High School may be found in Altoona, Wisconsin, in the state of Wisconsin. As the only high school in the Altoona School District, it caters to students in grades 9 through 12 and is the only institution of its kind in the area.
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