Police discovered two swatting reports made Friday to West Springfield High School were untrue.
At 8:23 a.m., the West Springfield Police Department’s non-emergency E-911 phone system received the initial contact. According to police, the school was put on “lockdown” immediately.
According to the FBI, fake 911 calls that involve hostages, gunshots, or other violent acts are what usually start a swatting incident. These calls are intended to get law enforcement involved, usually a SWAT team.
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At 8:51 on Friday morning, West Springfield High School was deemed safe and permitted to resume regular operations.
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