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Woman arrested for April Fools' school shooting prank

Cops were not amused by her school shooting ruse.

Angela Timmons, 54, an employee at Virginia College in South Carolina, was arrested after allegedly texting to her daughter April Timmons, 34, that a shooter was on the loose — as an April Fools' Day prank.

April, who was in New York, called 911 and police rushed to the scene prepared for the worst.

There was no shooter at Virginia College in Greenville, S.C.

"I'm thinking Columbine High School, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech," Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told local station WSMV.

But police soon found that nothing was wrong at Virginia College. And Timmons soon admitted to her daughter that it was just a hoax.

Read more: This is a link to www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/woman-arrested-april-fools-school-shooting-prank-article-1.1742784#ixzz2xp87UFZc

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