Richmond Police: Calls about shootings near schools were a hoax

Richmond Police: Calls about shootings near schools were a hoax

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department says phone calls on Tuesday morning about shootings near two schools were a hoax.

Police say there were three calls about shootings near John Marshall High School on Old Brook Road and Charterhouse School on Broad Street.

The first call came in around 9:30 a.m., but police say there were no shootings at or near either school.

John Marshall and nearby Henderson Middle School were briefly put on lockdown after the phone calls.

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