With the fears of school shootings at their highest since the Columbine shootings in 1999, authorities and parents are in no mood to suffer pranksters who would test those fears.
The Associated Press is reporting that a 12-year-old boy has been arrested for making a prank call to 911 about a school shooting in a small Minnesota town.
The student reportedly made the prank call at around 8 am, telling dispatchers that there was a shooter in New Prague Middle School. The boy is alleged to have said the make-believe shooter was carrying an AK-47.
The call resulted in the middle school and other schools in the area being cleared out, and students were eventually given the day off.