Schools shut down over hoax

Calls of a shooter on campuses lead to cops swarming

Flomaton schools, along with other schools across the state of Alabama and the nation, were put under lockdown Tuesday morning after receiving calls that an active shooter was on the individual campuses.

No active shooters were located, but law enforcement officers in all areas responded.

Flomaton Police Chief Johnny Wilson said a call came into the landline at the police department at 11:31 a.m. with the caller claiming to be a teacher saying there was an active shooter at the high school. Wilson said the caller had a foreign accent and was difficult to understand.

All three Flomaton schools...

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