Reports of a man with a gun along 12th street in Fulton near the middle school and high school. Police were alerted at 12:45. Both schools along with the elementary school were put into a hard lock down.
After investigation police realized the 911 call was placed in an effort to pull officers with the Whiteside County Fugitive Apprehension team away from a location in South Fulton to help the subjects flee. The man who placed the call as well as two others were arrested.
After gathering information from the caller, the threat to the schools was lifted and they were placed in a soft lock down. The lock down was lifted at 1:43.