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Superintendent: Authorities detain school emergency prank caller

Kirksville school officials say a 911 prank call was made Thursday morning, falsely claiming an emergency at the schools (Photo: KTVO Archive)

UPDATE: A 911 call made Thursday morning concerning a local school emergency was determined to be a prank.

According to Superintendent of Kirksville R-III Damon Kizzire, when students were on the school bus Thursday morning, a Ray Miller student used their parents cell phone to call 911 several times claiming there was a fire and shooting happening at Kirksville Primary School.

Police were able to locate where the phone calls were coming from and it was quickly determined that it was all a hoax.

There was no emergency situation anywhere on school grounds.

Local authorities have identified and detained the individual who made the calls.

The student who made the phone calls is currently suspended.

Kirksville R-III administration and authorities are responding accordingly.

A 911 call concerning a local school emergency was determined to be a prank, officials said Thursday.

A post on the Kirksville R-III School District’s Facebook page said a 911 call had been made Thursday morning “that communicated serious emergencies” at the schools. The post, credited to Superintendent Damon Kizzire, said local authorities had “identified and detained” the person who made the call, which was determined to be a prank.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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