Pasco kid who falsely called 911 for a school shooting not facing any charges yet

UPDATE (Sept. 14, 2021): Pasco Police say the eighth grader involved in calling 911 doesn't have any charges at this point, but could face charges later if the court decides differently based on the police report. 

Initially police thought other kids were involved, but he took responsibility and said there was nobody else. He was expelled from the school immediately. 
 
PPD investigated and wrote a report and sent to prosecutors.

UPDATE: Pasco police have given the all-clear and the Lockdown for all schools has been lifted.

Sgt. Pruneda thanks the School Resource Officers for their assistance in helping Pasco Police respond faster.

"Information and time is critical in these situations," said Sgt. Pruneda. 

Pasco Police and School Resource Officers are now talking with the kids that made the calls.


Previous Coverage:

PASCO, WA - Delta High School, Reynolds Middle School, and Columbia River Elementary were on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after multiple 911 calls about a shooting.  

According to Sgt. Pruneda with Pasco Police Department, Dispatch Received 3-4 911 calls of shooting at Reynolds Middle school.

Sgt. Pruneda said the calls came from a 911 only phone and the location of that call was somewhere near school area called from there.
 
Pasco Police called all resources to lock them down. Units from Pasco, Kennewick, and Franklin County Sheriff's Office went class to class to make sure nobody is hurt in Reynolds Middle School and Columbia River Elementary.
 
Pasco Police say they are almost done with clearing the area and found nobody hurt and no shooter.
 
Nobody from within the schools say there was a shooting, police say they were prank calls.

This is a developing story, which means information could change. We are working to report timely and accurate information as we get it.