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'Prank' blamed for school lockdown, suspect charged

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR (KAIT) -

Police say a school lockdown earlier this month was the result of a prank and nothing more.

On Feb. 4, officers with the Mountain View Police Department responded to the high school concerning a “suspicious note” written on a paper towel and four rounds of ammunition found in a gymnasium restroom.

School officials locked down all the buildings on the campus, while police searched the premises.

Once officers determined there was no immediate threat, the lockdown was lifted, according to a social media post from the MVPD.

On Thursday, following what it calls an “extensive investigation,” police concluded the incident was “isolated and done solely as a prank.”

MVPD stated the individual responsible was charged, but did not elaborate other than to say the suspect is a juvenile and no further details will be released.

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