‘There’s people shooting,’ 911 caller says during false shooting report near Wakefield High School

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police say they know who is responsible for the report of shots fired near Wakefield High School that investigators say was a “false call.”

That call came in around 10:30 a.m. and reported shots being heard behind the high school’s campus, police said.

“I’m scared. There’s people shooting,” the caller tells the 911 dispatcher. “I see some dude laying on the ground. He’s not moving.”

The caller repeats that the person on the ground isn’t moving before saying someone else approaches the scene.

“He’s shooting. He’s shooting. He’s shooting. Oh my God,” the caller says.

The caller then says they are in the bathroom before the recording ends.

All three schools, Wakefield High, Middle and Elementary schools were put on a code red lockdown.

As police investigated, the school reported all students and staff were safe and “there is no reason to worry.”

(Jamiese Price/CBS 17)

Raleigh police said early on during the investigation that there was no evidence of any shooting.

Detectives tell CBS 17 they know who made the false call but that person has not been identified.

The middle and elementary schools have since been moved to a code yellow lockdown.

“In a code red lockdown, the entire building is locked down. No one is allowed to enter or exit the building until an all-clear announcement is received from the police,” Wake Schools said.

CBS 17 will update this story as it develops.

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