Students evacuated as police investigate shooting incident at Hollywood High School


Students were evacuated after Los Angeles police were called to reports of a shooting at Hollywood High School.

LAPD says they received a radio call at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday reporting a deadly weapon attack on the school’s campus.

Police say when officers arrived on the scene, they found no evidence of a shooting, but the school was closed while investigating the situation.

Students were told to take shelter in place or were taken to a safe place on campus while Sunset Boulevard on Orange Avenue was closed.

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According to Fox11, there are no reports of injuries.

The LAPD searched every classroom on the school’s campus, which is located on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the city.

News helicopters above the scene showed that several patrol cars had responded to the incident.

An hour after police were called, LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted that the incident had been a “hoax.”

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“Recent reports of a critical incident at a Hollywood high school are unfounded and following a prompt response from law enforcement and internal verification of the individual class, we consider the incident a hoax,” he said.

In January, the school was locked down over a standoff between police and a suspect in a tent armed with a gun.

Hollywood High School opened in 1903 and has hundreds of famous alums, including Cher, Sharon Tate, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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