FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2022
CPD Responds to False Report Regarding Charlottesville High School
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At approximately 1:19 p.m., Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) responded to a report of a possible active shooter on Charlottesville High School (CHS) campus. It has been confirmed that this call was a hoax.
At approximately 1:19 p.m., an unknown caller dialed into Charlottesville Police Department Services with reports of an active shooter on CHS campus. It has since been confirmed that this call was a hoax. Upon receiving the call, CHS reported no unusual activity. Both Charlottesville Fire Department (CFD) and CPD responded and secured the perimeter. After CPD conducted a search, they identified no unusual activity or threat and gave the all-clear for CHS to resume their normal activity.
Calling in a false report to the police is illegal; our officers are currently investigating this crime.
In addition, this false report caused extreme stress and disruption at CHS and in our community. Counselors and mental health professionals are on hand at the school to speak with students and staff. We encourage families to check in with their students tonight.
Public Safety Information Officer