Juvenile charged with making false reports of shots fired

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A juvenile has been charged in connection with making false reports of shots fired at Mitchell Elementary school Monday morning.

Authorities say at approximately 11:01 a.m., Charleston Police Department responded to reports of shots fired near Mitchell Elementary School.

The suspect reported that he was locked inside of a bathroom and had been chased into the school by someone who fired multiple shots.

The school issued a Code Red and Charleston Police Officers arrived at 11:03 a.m. and immediately entered the building to clear any threats.

At approximately 11:25 a.m., Charleston Charter Math and Science School as well as a daycare in the area, went to Code Red as precautionary measures.  As an additional precaution, Burke High School and Simmons Pinckney Elementary were placed on Code Yellow.


At 12:20 a.m., Charleston Police reported Mitchell Elementary school all clear and schools returned to normal.

The suspect, a Charleston Math & Science School student, is charged with unlawful use of a telephone and disorderly conduct.

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