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Hollywood High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after the Los Angeles Police Department received a call about a shooting on campus, but it was determined that the report was a hoax, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
“Recent reports of a critical incident at Hollywood high school are unfounded and, after swift law enforcement response and internal individual classroom verification, we are deeming the incident as a hoax,” Los Angeles schools Supt. Alberto Carvalho said in a tweet.
Los Angeles school police received a report from the LAPD at 9:43 a.m. that there was an active shooter at the school and there were six victims down on campus, said Lt. Nina Buranasombati, a school police spokesperson. LAPD and school police officers searched the campus and did not find any victims, suspects or evidence of a shooting, she said.