Student Arrested for Making Hoax Call

ODESSA - A 9th grade male student was arrested Tuesday afternoon for making a hoax phone call that put an Odessa school in lockdown.

The Crockett Junior High student has been charged with Making a False Alarm/Report, which is a state jail felony and Tampering with Evidence, which is a third degree felony. He will also face punishment from the school district.

The hoax call was made Monday afternoon around 1:00. The caller said that a student at Crockett Junior High student had a gun. That call put Crockett into lockdown for several hours as police and school officials investigated. No gun was ever found and police quickly said the call was fake.

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