False Reports of School Violence Under Investigation By NY State Police

THE NEW YORK several unsettling “swatting” incidents across the state on Thursday are being looked into by the New York State Police.

When someone makes a fictitious 911 call regarding a critical situation, that is.

It’s important to highlight that we ordinarily wouldn’t write on trends like these. Still, in the wake of Monday’s school massacre in Nashville, we recognize that parents are concerned and want to inform our viewers of what we currently know.

False Reports of School Violence Under Investigation By NY State Police

The same horrible issue has plagued residents in counties around New York State: false and baseless complaints of gunfire.

Calls were placed to schools in Westchester, Nassau, and Putnam counties and Jefferson, Clinton, Monroe, and Oneida counties. All of the claims of violence in schools were unfounded.

After police responded, Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua went into lockdown. The day’s classes were finally canceled.

Pleasantville High School was also affected by Gorton High School in Yonkers.

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According to the New York State Police, they contact federal and local law enforcement to investigate the threats and their origin.

In a statement, the New York State Teachers Union stated, among other things, that:  “As our nation reels and mourns schoolchildren lost in yet another mass shooting, today’s incidents are a new low in callousness and depravity. These swatting attacks endanger our brave members of law enforcement, terrorize children, educators and parents, and waste valuable resources.” 

Although local, state, and federal law enforcement continue to investigate who may be responsible for these incidents, school districts emailed parents to assure them that their children were secure and outlined the precautions taken.

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