Alleged Prank call Thursday afternoon forces lockdown of RB Hudson Middle School

Published 11:26 am Friday, February 24, 2023

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By Travis Gupton

The Selma Times-Journal

R.B. Hudson Steam Academy was placed on lockdown Thursday after a report of an active shooter was made at the school.

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The lockdown began around 2 p.m. Thursday as the Selma Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Both made a search of the property.

According to Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford, no action other than the search was taken and no arrests were made.

Schools around the area went under lockdown while the police did a search of R.B. Hudson. Selma City Schools Superintendent Zickeyous Byrd quickly notified parents and updating them took place at the school. School officials determined that the active shooter threat was a prank call.

“RB Hudson is on lockdown due to an alleged prank call,” Byrd said. “Police are present and are checking the building. All students are safe and secure.”