Monrovia High School and Monrovia Primary School were placed under emergency lockdown on Thursday afternoon after what police believe was a false call reporting an active shooter, the city said.
The city of Monrovia shelp in a series of tweets that the high school was quarantined after a 911 caller reported an active shooter on campus around noon.
Monrovia police responded to the campus and conducted a search, but found no evidence of a shooter or any violence.
Police say it may have been a “swatting” call, in which someone makes a fake call to police in hopes of getting a massive SWAT response, the superintendent said. message.
The city said other school districts received similar calls Thursday.
The city said after the police sweep ended, the school would reopen and the school day would resume as normal.
At 1 p.m., the elementary school campus was authorized by the authorities.
Updates can be found on the school’s website here.