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Active shooter alarm ‘accidentally’ goes off twice at Troy High School – Classes dismissed

Two Troy Police Department officers were in the building at the time and quickly determined it to be another false alarm.



Following two mistaken active shooter alarms at Troy High School this morning, classes have been dismissed.

The district reported that at approximately 7:30 a.m., a substitute teacher inadvertently activated the high school’s emergency alert system.

David Fong, a spokesperson for the district, commended both staff and students, stating, “All of our staff and students did exactly as they should have, either by fleeing the building or sheltering in place.”

Subsequently, at approximately 9 a.m., the same substitute teacher inadvertently activated the alarm once more.

Following the confirmation that it was indeed a false alarm, the district opted to cancel classes at the high school for the day.

Superintendent Chris Piper issued a statement acknowledging that today marked “a series of incredibly unfortunate and distressing events.”

He extended his apologies to all the families affected by the incidents and expressed the importance of having an emergency plan in place.

Piper also noted that they would collaborate with the Troy Police Department and staff members to assess and improve the process moving forward.