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Update at 11:50 am: All Princeton High School students were dismissed a day after an active shooting threat prompted law enforcement to respond massively to the school building, according to Sharonville police.

Police said the threat was a hoax.

Police said students who board the bus will be picked up from the school and dropped off at their regular locations. Students who drive themselves to school will be able to get in and out of their cars throughout the day.

Police said students usually picked up from school will be taken to Vineyard Church at 11340 Century Circle Boulevard, where parents can pick them up.

There was still a heavy police presence at the high school, the department said, adding that Princeton Prep was not affected by the incident.

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Update at 11:30 am: Princeton Schools says all students are safe and accountable, adding that the police response was prompted by a threat summoned to the school district.

Parents wait near Princeton High School after reports of an incident at the school on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Parents wait near Princeton High School after reports of an incident at the school on Friday, September 23, 2022.

“There was no active shooting,” the district said in an automated call. The school district said there was a “chain” of threats against schools across the country.

USA TODAY found at least 30 active-shooter false alarms and threats launched in schools across the country just last week.

Authorities have not publicly said the incidents are linked, but experts say these deliberate false reports have similarities. It can be difficult or impossible to trace their origins, but the waves of false alarms are often the work of disgruntled scammers trying to disrupt the school or malicious bad actors trying to spread fear. Such hoaxes seem to increase at this time of year as students return to the classroom.

Parents and relatives of students left work to rush to school, park their cars an apartment block away, to see if their loved ones are in danger.

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“They don’t have this under control. There’s no order. The response has been there, but we (parents) are here and we don’t know what’s going on,” said Marketa Richardson, who has a daughter at Princeton High School. “We get phone calls from our kids shooting 11 people, but then the police tell us it’s a hoax? And the behavior of the police here for parents, who are only concerned about our children, is not great.”

dispatching police to Princeton High School after threatening a Cincinnati area school; The call seems to be a hoax

Update at 11 am: The Sharonville Police Department says officers were sent to Princeton High School on Friday for an active shooting, even though it appeared to be a hoax.

Police said several law enforcement agencies are on the scene to inspect the building. Residents are urged to avoid the area.

Police arrived at Princeton High School before 10:30 a.m. Parents were told to go to Vineyard Church

Previous reports: Police are responding to a reported emergency at Princeton High School, according to Hamilton County dispatchers.

Police cars and emergency vehicles were seen arriving at the school shortly before 10:30 am

The school, located at 100 Viking Way, off Chester Road, in Sharonville, appears to be closed.

Parents coming to school are being asked to go to Vineyard Church, Hamilton County Emergency Services posted on Twitter.

The emergency dispatchers did not specify the nature of the call.

This report will be updated

This article originally appeared on the Cincinnati Enquirer: Princeton High School: ‘There was no active shooter’ in Cincinnati

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