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Florida teen accused of fake 911 call about gun on campus

April 9, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police say they arrested a 14-year-old who called 911 and told dispatchers a student had a gun on a South Florida high school campus.

Fort Lauderdale police say the teen was arrested Thursday for making the fake 911 call on March 11.

The SunSentinel reports the call caused a disturbance at Dillard High School and Dillard Middle School. The boy gave dispatchers a detailed description of the student who was carrying the handgun and he claimed to be hiding in a bathroom for his safety.

A SWAT team went classroom to classroom looking for the gunman. No threats were found during the search.

The boy is charged with disrupting the peace, disturbing school functions and misuse of the 911 system.