Two middle school students in south Alabama face serious criminal charges after making a false report of an active shooter at their school.

The Baldwin E-911 received a phone call around 8 a.m. Wednesday, from a caller saying there was an active shooting situation underway at Bay Minette Middle School (BMMS).

The school was placed on lockdown. However, police found no credible threat at the school. Investigators were able to determine the call came from a student. Upon questioning, the student told police another student was also involved.

Both students were arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat and rendering a false alarm.

“This type of criminal activity and disruption in our schools will not be tolerated,” the Bay Minette PD posted on Facebook. “I encourage parents to speak with your children regarding the seriousness of these types of threats and the burden they place on everyone affected.”

The call came one day after several schools across Alabama received similar alerts. On Tuesday, fake callers were made to schools in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Jasper, Morgan County, Jackson County and Lauderdale County about a shooter that didn’t exist.

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