Active shooter report at Hollywood High School deemed a 'hoax,' authorities say

After a full lockdown of the campus and a massive search, no shooting victims were found.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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Reports of a shooting prompted a campus lockdown Tuesday at Hollywood High School but was later determined to be a hoax, officials said.

HOLLYWOOD (KABC) -- Reports of a shooting prompted a campus lockdown Tuesday at Hollywood High School but were later determined to be a hoax, officials said.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers received a call about an active shooter at the campus located on Highland Avenue, just north of Sunset Boulevard.

The caller reported six victims who had allegedly been shot.

However, after a full lockdown of the campus and a massive search, no shooting victims were found.

"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," said the Los Angeles Unified School District in a tweet.

Surrounding streets were briefly shut down as officers searched the campus.

All students are safe and accounted for, according to LAUSD.

They were sent back to their classes around 11 a.m.