Reporting Sandra McNeill
ROMEO (WWJ) – A Romeo High School teen could face charges after prompting a campus-wide lockdown by claiming he saw two students in the hallway with a gun.
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the student made the whole thing up.
“Investigators spoke to the witness and we reviewed some video and we were able to determine that this in fact was a false allegation, false hoax” Wickersham told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeill. “The information he was giving us just didn’t add up.”
So what was the teen’s motive?
“I don’t know. It’s beautiful Friday afternoon, so I don’t know if he had anything better to do. But we are going to take a look at this and review it,” said Wickersham. “If he’s a juvenile, we’ll look to petition to the juvenile court. If not, we’ll charge him as an adult.”
Wickersham wants the teen charged with filing a false report.