Police: 7-year-old responsible for series of fake 911 calls, including Belleair Elementary School shooting

5:47 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater Police say they have identified the prank caller who phoned in a shooting incident at Belleair Elementary Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the caller was a 7-year-old first grade student who made the call from inside the school and reportedly admitted to making a total of nine hoax phone calls before and after the Belleair incident. Police say only one other call, regarding a body in the road, generated a police response.

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The child has been released to a parent and charges of misuse of 911 have been referred to the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office. His name is being withheld until charges are filed.

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