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Discipline over Ga. firehouse 'prank' video

The video, titled "Rookie prank," shows a masked man bursting into a fire station and threatening firefighters with a gun


Associated Press

MACON, Ga. — A central Georgia fire chief says five of the seven firefighters seen in a prank video showing a gunman were in on it, and two rookies were not.

The video, titled "Rookie prank," shows a masked man bursting into a fire station and threatening firefighters with a gun. It was posted Sunday on YouTube.

The Telegraph of Macon reports that Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins is moving ahead with disciplinary action. He said one firefighter will lose his job, another will be demoted from sergeant to private and others will be suspended for 10 days without pay.

Riggins said he's appalled by the video, which shows scared firefighters face-down on the ground as a man with a yellow bandana over his face waves a gun. At one point, the gunman leads a firefighter away from his spot on the ground. Moments later, the sound of a gunshot is heard.

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