King Middle School in Portland was locked down for an hour Monday after an apparent hoax phone call about an active shooter.

Portland Police Chief Frank Clark said a full search of the school did not reveal any indication of a threat, and there were no injuries.

“This reckless disregard for the safety and tranquility of our community’s students and staff, not to mention the broad diversion of critical emergency resources, is reprehensible,” Clark said in a statement. “Our initial investigation has led to the detention of a person of interest, and further supports the belief that an actual plan or threat against students or staff did not exist. My thanks to school staff for their collaboration.”

Police said dispatchers received a single 911 call about an active shooter at 9:40 a.m. Monday. The school went into lockdown, and officers searched the school. The lockdown was lifted at 10:45 a.m.

Anyone with information about this incident can call the police at (207) 874-8575. To make an anonymous report, you can call (207) 974-8584 and leave a message on the department’s crime tip line, or text the keyword “PPDME” plus the message to 847411.

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