The child called 911 and said there was a fire at the elementary school and immediately hung up the phone, Cooper said.
Call-takers at the Wilson County Emergency Communications 911 department called WEMA to dispatch a fire engine to investigate the incident. Wilson County sheriff’s deputies were also called, and a deputy was dispatched to the caller’s address.
The sheriff’s deputy arrived at the home and found a woman was there with a child who apparently called 911 as a prank. The adult also called emergency communications at some point to confirm the call was a prank.
At that time, units were cancelled without the need for further investigation, Cooper said. WEMA takes all reported fire calls seriously, Cooper said, and until it’s a confirmed false call, WEMA officials will continue to the scene for an investigation.