PRANK PHONE CALL LOCKS DOWN RHS THURSDAY

By Mike Brown

  An anonymous 911 phone call to Rockdale Police, warning there was a student with a weapon at the high school campus, led to a one-hour lockdown of RHS about 10 a.m. Thursday.

   The lockdown was termed "precautionary" by Dr. Howell Wright, superintendent. "At no time were students and staff in any immediate danger," Dr Wright said.

    Police said a 16-year-old male has confessed to making the call on another student's cellphone which had been inadvertantly left behind in an RHS location. "The 16-year-old said he wanted to see what would happen in a lockdown," Lt. J. D. Newlin said. Juvenile charges of turning in a false alarm were filed.

   Police Chief Thomas Harris said no weapons were found.

   At about 11 a.m. police released the campus and classes resumed. Classes were held the rest of the day,


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