On September 14, 2018 at approximately 5:06 P.M., the Prescott Police Department received a third party report of an armed individual at the Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St, dressed in camouflaged clothing. This included a photo of an individual.
Members of the Prescott Police Department, along with the support of additional agencies responded to the school and began to assess the validity of the report and to determine if a threat existed.
For close to two hours, Officers searched the school and close surrounding areas and did not locate any threat. Simultaneously, Officers were able to speak with the reporting party and many others in the area and learned that no threat ever existed.
We are aware of the significant social medial reaction that this situation has cultivated; this includes a great number of blatantly false reports of criminal and violent activity, which created unnecessary concern throughout the community.
If members of the Public need to report activity, always use 911, which will result in the quickest possible response by Law Enforcement.