Hoax Prompts Lockdown at Union High School

Police cars surround Union High School in south Tulsa after the school was locked down this afternoon.

Union High School is no longer on lockdown after officials determined a report of gunshots at the school was a hoax.

The school went into lockdown around 1:45 p.m.

The Tulsa County Sheriff's office reports that an AT&T operator alerted law enforcement that she had received an internet call placed from a person claiming to be a Union Student. The caller gave information suggesting that there were two individuals in the building, one with a gun and one with a bomb. The caller indicated that they had heard shots and heard a large amount of screaming coming from an area within the school.

The lockdown was lifted about 45 minutes later after officers determined the call was a hoax.

Classes are now back in session and students will be dismissed as usual at 3:25 p.m., officials said.