Six-Year-Old Calls 911 to Falsely Report School Shooting


Central Arkansas police said a six-year-old child used a disconnected cellphone to call 911 and falsely report that several people had been shot at an elementary school.

The Conway Police Department said officers rushed to Marguerite Vann Elementary School after the call came in Monday afternoon, March 25, from a young caller who said five people had been shot. Police said the child stayed on the phone but that the story was “continually changing.”

Police said officers quickly determined that the phone call was a prank but searched the school as a precaution.

Conway police said the child’s parents were home but did not realize the phone, which didn’t have cell service, could still make an emergency call.

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