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Teens make false shooting report at middle school

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Charles County, MD -- The Charles County Sheriff's Office says that two teens caused some tense moments on Tuesday morning by making a false report about a school shooting.

Just before 10 a.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call claiming there was an active shooter inside Matthew Henson Middle School in Indian Head.

Deputies responding to the scene discovered there was no threat. 

An investigation revealed that two students, who are both 14 years old, had taken another student’s phone and called in the false report. Charges are pending and the investigation continues.

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