The Burlington Police Department received a call at approximately 9:30 a.m. that said there was an active shooter inside Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, according to public information officer Emily-Lynn Adkins. 

A Dec. 1 press release said once on campus, responding officers — in tandem with two on-duty school resource officers, who were already on site — determined that there was no evidence that supported an active threat to the campus, students and staff. 

A tweet from the Alamance-Burlington School System at 10:39 a.m. said the department placed the school on lockdown.

The 911 call was deemed a false report and a 10:57 a.m. tweet announced the lift of the lockdown. 

The investigation is ongoing and the press release said detectives are still working to gather information regarding the false call. 


Sophie Rosenthal contributed to the reporting of this story.