Hoax call to 911 prompts brief lockdown at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, police say

Department says there is no active shooter threat

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 911 call made to Orlando police that prompted a lockdown Tuesday at Dr. Phillips High School was a hoax, according to the department.

The Orlando Police Department said the school was on a lockdown while officers canvassed the campus and it was lifted around noon.

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Orange County Public Schools said nothing was found on the campus during the search.

The incident is being investigated as a false report, the district said.

Information about the call made to police has not been released.

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