Firecrackers mistaken for gunshots put Caroline High on brief lock down

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities say a student prank put Caroline High School on lockdown for a brief time Thursday morning.

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office says they initially responded to a call about a possible shooting near the high school. The sheriff’s office did not specify the time of the call.

But deputies determined firecrackers were set off by a student in one of the hallways. The sheriff’s office says a principal and teacher were in the vicinity of the incident but that no one was injured.

The lockdown has since been lifted and the school is conducting an ongoing investigation, according to a release from Caroline County Public Schools.

The school is conducting an ongoing investigation.

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