Ohio school shooting hoaxes rattle students, parents: ‘Everyone is safe’
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multiple Police Departments in Ohio They responded to calls that reported an active shooting at the school on Friday, alarming parents, students and staff.
Active shooters They were reported at Central Catholic High School in Springfield, Belmont High School in Dayton, Princeton High School in Hamilton County and Lakening Valley Local Schools in Newark Friday morning.
However, none of the calls appear to be legitimate.
“Authorities believe this is a hoax,” Dayton Public Schools officials said in a statement. “Police reported that this prank call was also received about non-Dayton schools.”
“The Dayton Police Department aware of the prevailing trend of these types of false alarms and will investigate the incident and attempt to identify the unknown caller.”
The Dayton Police Department assured the public that “everyone is fine.”
Springfield Police confirmed that they had received a similar call.
“Springfield Police have received a call from an active shooter at Central Catholic High School. This is a false call. Dayton received a similar call, which was also proven false,” officials said in a news release.
All four reports were later identified as hoaxes. There were no reports of any injuries shots fired.