Saturday, February 2, 2008

School janitor faked gunshot sounds in 911 calls

A former Indiana school janitor has been sentenced to three years in prison for making false 911 calls about a gunman inside the school.

Shaun Starks made the calls from inside Franklin Community High School in May 2007, reporting that there was a man with a gun inside the school. Police say Starks imitated the sound of a gunshot by smacking a rolled-up piece of paper on a desk.

He was charged with felony intimidation and two counts of misdemeanor false informing. According to Johnson County Prosecutor Lance Hamner, Starks didn't give a reason for making the calls. During his arrest last year, police said he told them he had been bullied by students and this was a way of retaliating. (info from The Indianapolis Star)

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