Breaking- More than five police cars were dispatched to Zionsville Middle School today, March 27, at noon


According to police, several middle school students made prank 911 calls to the Zionsville Police Department during their lunch hour. ZPD officers did a thorough investigation of the school and quickly recognized there was no real emergency. School principal, Sean Connor, sent an email notice to all parents and guardians 20 minutes after the incident concluded. His email is below.

Dear parents of Zionsville Middle School Students,

I am writing to inform you of an unfortunate incident that occurred at school today.  A series of prank 911 calls were made by ZMS students during our lunch period.  ZPD officers arrived immediately en masse, and we went on lockdown briefly while the situation was assessed.  After confirmation of a false alarm, our lockdown was lifted, and other than shifting our lunch periods a bit, we are continuing our day as planned.

I cannot thank the officers of the Zionsville Police Department enough.  They responded professionally and swiftly, and student safety was their primary focus.

It is important to impress upon on our students how dangerous and detrimental false alarms can be, and I would encourage you to have a conversation with your child(ren) this evening about their seriousness.  I thank you all for your partnership.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. ( )


Sean Conner


Zionsville Middle School


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