False robbery report causes temporary lockdown at school

    Shanette Melana Stokes (Stillwater Police Department).

    Stillwater High School was on shelter-in-place status after a report of an armed robbery at a nearby store on Monday.

    Police say a clerk at the Pleasant Pool Supply told officers that a suspect had robbed her at gunpoint and fled from the store shortly before 3:30 p.m.

    Police notified school officials about the robbery, and the school was temporarily locked down as a precaution while police searched the area.

    Police say after investigating, officers found evidence that indicated the reported armed robbery was a false report. Police arrested the store clerk, 23-year-old Shanette Melana Stokes, for false reporting of a crime and embezzlement by an employee.

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