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Reports of shots fired on school bus deemed a hoax

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Reports of shots fired on a school bus traveling in southern Alamance County Wednesday afternoon were subsequently determined to have been false, the Alamance County sheriff’s office said Wednesday evening.

Alamance County 911 dispatchers began receiving calls around 4:00 p.m., shortly after school let out for the day, about shots fired on a school bus in the southern part of the county, according to the sheriff’s office.

Those calls were found to have come from a “911 only phone.”  Sheriff’s deputies stopped some of the buses to conduct a well-being check and found that everyone on the buses was safe.

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The sheriff’s office believes the calls were a hoax but has been asked to investigate the incident further, the sheriff’s office reported Wednesday evening.

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