A lockdown at Magnolia Elementary School in Albany is over.
The school was locked down this morning after a report that there'd been a shooting in the area.
Police rushed to the Melrose Drive/Magnolia Street area when they were alerted to a shooting.
They were never able to find a victim or a gunman, and concluded the call was a prank.
They expressed suspicion that the call was possibly a diversion, made by someone planning another crime, but there's no evidence of that.
APD Media Mgr. Phyllis Banks tells WALB that the situation seems to be a "hoax."
Albany Police searched the immediate area, and found no evidence of a shooting. They fanned out from the Magnolia vicinity and found nothing suspicious.
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