Prank Call Startles Greer, Needwood

An apparent prank call was called into the 911 center this evening, putting CB Greer elementary and nearby Needwood Middle on alert. The caller told dispatchers that a 9-year-old had been shot in the leg inside Greer. He gave details to the dispatchers as if the shooting was unfolding in real time. Authorities checked both Greer and then Needwood and found nothing. They are in the process of attempting to track down the caller, who is believed to have made the call from a nearby house.

We’ll update as more info becomes available.