Clinton High School closes Tuesday after report of shots fired

Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 9:02 AM CDT
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CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) - Clinton High School canceled school Tuesday after police responded to a report of shots fired. Clinton police found no evidence of a shooting at the high school, according to a Facebook post.

Tuesday at 8:08 a.m. Clinton police responded to Clinton High School for a report of students shot in a bathroom, according to a media release. Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Camanche Police Department, Iowa Stae Patrol, Clinton Fire Department and other agencies also responded.

While clearing the school the building officers did not find any injured students or an active shooter, police said. It was determined the call was most likely “swatting;” getting an officer response under a false pretense.

Police continued to clear the school and released the school back to the school district at 10:12 a.m., police said. There is no longer an active scene.

Police said they take all threats seriously until proven otherwise.

School officials said, multiple other eastern Iowa schools also received 911 reports of active shooters Tuesday morning.

The Clinton High School will be back in session Wednesday, school officials said.

It was unknown whether the incident was related to a similar incident reported in Muscatine Tuesday morning.

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River Bend School District said in a media release, students will be kept inside the building at this time.

Prince of Peace Catholic School said in a Facebook post they went on lockdown Tuesday and it has since ended. All students and staff in our building are safe.

This is a developing story. TV6 will provide updates on-air and online.