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Rogers High School put on lockdown following false reports of gunfire after homecoming game

The Rogers Fire Department took to social media to squash the rumor and said the all-clear had been given.
Credit: KFSM

ROGERS, Ark. — Rogers High School briefly went into lockdown Friday, Oct. 8, night due to false reports of gunfire following a high school football game. 

The Rogers Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at the school. Officers who were already on campus began to search the campus and building. They began emergency protocols and immediately notified Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Mayor. The Rogers Fire Department soon responded and other police departments responded as well to offer help.

Officials began an immediate lockdown of students at the football field, field house, and the Homecoming Dance. 

Once the officers concluded the search, they were able to report it was a false alarm. Officials say the report was a good faith call because the caller reacted appropriately after they thought they heard gunshots.

After determining there was no active shooter, students were released.

The Rogers Fire Department took to social media to squash the rumor and said the all-clear had been given. 

This is incident is still being investigated.

The RPD and RFD responded to a report of a shooting at Rogers High School tonight. After an initial investigation, the incident appears to be false. Please do NOT call 911 unless you’re reporting an emergency.

Posted by Rogers Fire Department on Friday, October 8, 2021

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