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.
SEE ALSO: Belleair Elementary parents over lock down notification delay
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.