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H.P.D. Investigating False Active Shooter Report at Hickory High

Hickory Police are investigating a false report of an active shooter at Hickory High School that occurred at about 12:30 on the afternoon of April 1.

Officers responded to Hickory High on 3rd Street N.E. after receiving reports of shots fired inside the school. Officers were aware that all students are currently out of school for spring break and that the school was occupied by minimal staff. Officers cleared the building to ensure that all occupants were safe.

Hickory Police staff had received information earlier in the day about similar false reports that occurred across the state. Police are currently investigating the Hickory High incident with assistance from local and state agencies.

Anyone with information should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.