CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Cincinnati police say all is well at the high school after a shooting was reported to the emergency services at a private school.
Just before 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, the Cincinnati Emergency Communications Center (ECC) tweeted that they had received a call informing them that a shooting had occurred at a senior high school.
The officers responded to the school on Vincent Avenue.
Within 20 minutes of the ECC tweet, Cincinnati Police Lieutenant Jonathan Cunningham said nothing was found at the school.
Tuesday’s call to 911 about a school shooting in Cincinnati is not the first call police have faced in March.
Almost exactly three weeks ago, there was a report of a shooting at Mount Helsey High School and Mount Helsey Preparatory and Fitness Academy.
The March 1 call prompted a massive police response after someone “indicated that the shooter was actively shooting at Mount Helsey High School in room 55,” then Acting Mount Helsey Police Chief Greg Nolte said.
According to Nolte, officers conducted a “systematic and thorough search” of the building. Officers walked the floors looking for the threat, while several agencies stationed their equipment and cruisers at Hilltop Plaza across the street from the school.
According to Nolte, the police discovered that room 55 in the building does not exist.
The building was cleared of any threat at 12:02 p.m. after police determined the call was a prank, Nolte said.
But 11 minutes later, a student at Mt.
The academy, located on Harrison Avenue a quarter mile from the high school, was closed due to its proximity to the initial response site, Nolte said.
Police units were sent to the academy, searched it, and quickly determined that there was no threat.
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