A report of an active shooter at Hollister High School was unfounded Thursday afternoon, police said. 

The Hollister Police Department sent out a press release at 12:58pm May 18, stating that officers responded to the campus to investigate an “apparent false active shooter alert.” Police have not found any evidence that a shooting had taken place at Hollister High School. 

Authorities later said the Hollister High School campus was “placed on lockdown for a short period of time.” 

“Hollister High students and staff are safe and the Hollister Police Department is currently on scene,” said a follow-up press release from Hollister PD at 1:10pm. 

The release did not offer additional details about the false report or investigators’ findings. 

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Michael Moore is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Morgan Hill Times, Hollister Free Lance and Gilroy Dispatch since 2008. During that time, he has covered crime, breaking news, local government, education, entertainment and more.


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