Woman Arrested for Reporting School Shooting as April Fools' Day Prank
Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman on Tuesday for falsely reporting a school shooting as an April Fools' day prank.
According to Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright, Angela Timmons sent a text to her daughter claiming that shots had been fired at Virginia College, where Timmons works. The daughter responded, but didn't receive an answer and called 911.
More than a dozen law enforcement agents rushed to the school, where they found no evidence of a shooting.
WSPA reports that Timmons later admitted the text was just a joke. She also confessed to pulling similar pranks in the past.