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Misunderstanding Leads to Tense Moments and False Alarm at HHS

A positive moment took a negative turn Wednesday at Hillsboro High School. Feedback on the HHS intercom or paging system caused a misunderstanding with significant consequences. Someone was sharing a message of student academic success but because of the feedback, some in the school thought the presence of an active shooter was announced. Police swarmed to the scene but there was never a threat. Hillsboro School District officials are apologizing for the disturbance and upset this incident has caused. Superintendent David Powell says such malfunctions have been rare with the current system, but its days are numbered as a new system will be installed with the new Main Building.