Police respond to active shooter call at Williams P-8 School, determine it was a prank

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Williams P-8 School was put on lockdown due to a tip to police that claimed there was a possible shooter on the campus.

Huntsville Police have confirmed that the call was a prank.

Huntsville Police said a call came into 911 reporting a shooting at the school. HEMSI officials also confirmed the call of an active shooter.

Huntsville Police say that no injuries were reported, and the school will resume its normal schedule for the rest of the day.

Huntsville Police, Huntsville Fire and Rescue, HEMSI, Madison Police, Madison County Sherriff's Office and Alabama State Troopers all responded to the scene.

All Madison City Schools were temporarily put on lockdown as a precautionary measure, but are now all back open.

Huntsville Police spokesman Lt. Stacy Bates says the call came from a landline inside the school, and they will be investigating this incident to the fullest extent of their resources.

"It came from a landline within the school, it was a juvenile voice we heard on the line so we know it was a juvenile," Bates told reporters this afternoon during a news conference.

He  says they take this matter extremely seriously, and will levy the most severe charges they can find.

"At a minimum, you’ve got rendering a false alarm, depending on what it entails it can be a misdemeanor, it can be a felony. We’re going to go with the strictest charges we can find and as many as we can find in a situation like this," says Bates.

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