Authorities say active shooter report at Coventry High School was a hoax

Law enforcement officers arrived at Coventry High School on Tuesday afternoon after an active shooter was reported on campus, but the 911 call was later determined to be a hoax.

Around 1:00 p.m., the caller reported that students at the school had been shot and the shooter was hiding in the bathroom, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said.

The school district put the campus on lockdown “out of precaution.”

The sheriff’s office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, other law enforcement, and firefighters soon arrived on the scene.

Authorities said the school was evacuated and searched. No victims or shooters were found.

The school district said all students and staff are safe.

“At this point, it looks like a prank,” said Inspector Bill Holland of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded to calls today in Ohio and across the country, including 30 school districts in Iowa.

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