Reports of Shooting at Hillcrest High Unfounded, Lockdown Lifted

Surrounding schools placed on shelter-in-place as precaution, since been lifted

MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) There were moments of panic at Hillcrest High School Wednesday morning. Unified police responded to a report of shots fired at the school, but it turned out to be a hoax. 
 
Hillcrest High School went on lockdown shortly after 10 a.m. Unified police officers surrounded the entire school. They were acting on call that there was a man with a gun, even shots fired. 
 
Union Middle School was also placed on lockdown and neighboring schools were put on alert. 
 
Parents came to the school in hopes of learning more about this possible shooting. 
 
After about an hour, police found no evidence of a shooter at Hillcrest High. 
 
"We first received calls that a person was barricaded at the school. a second call came in and said shots were fired. That too was false. What we believe we have is prank call. To call it a prank is a mis-characterization. What they did is they terrorized this school," said Sheriff Jim Winder. 
 
Winder says the caller committed a crime and they're information about these two calls in hopes of being able to arrest this person. 

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