Swatting Calls At Multiple Schools In St. Louis County, No Active Threat
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. — Multiple schools in the St. Louis County area received a threat Tuesday.
According to the Duluth Public Schools Communications Officer it is believed to be a swatting incident, which is where a prank call to emergency services is made to attempt to bring many police officers to a certain place.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says their 911 Division received several of these calls around noon referencing to school shootings.
Officials say there was a heavy police presence earlier at the Denfeld High School to make sure students and staff are safe. They have also closed off-campus lunch, and everyone is being told to stay in the building.
Authorities say the threat wasn’t credible and the call wasn’t locally made, even though it spoofed the 218-area code.