Walled Lake Central High School closed Wednesday after false alarm prompted lockdown

Posted at 9:37 AM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 18:01:05-05

WALLED LAKE, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said it was a false alarm after reports of shots fired at Walled Lake Central High School on Tuesday.

Deputies were called to the scene of the high school at 8:31 a.m. and the school was locked down.

According to a letter sent to the WLCHS community, students and staff were never in any danger.

"Students and staff reacted swiftly and appropriately following the building’s safety procedures. We commend all parties for their quick thinking and adherence to training. I’d also like to thank our local law enforcement agencies from across our area for their overwhelming response to the lockdown. We are fortunate to have the tremendous support of these organizations to help keep our students and staff safe," read the letter from Kenneth Gutman, Walled Lake Schools superintendent.

Gutman said that Walled Lake Central High School will be closed Wednesday due to the emotionally draining day. The building is scheduled to reopen on Dec. 9 with support available for students in need.

Police are still investigating the source of the original 911 call.