DSP investigating false reports of shooter at multiple Delaware schools

DELAWARE – Delaware State Police are investigating threats to multiple schools across the state.

Numerous phone calls regarding the threat of an active shooter at various schools were made to numerous police departments Thursday morning. We’re told similar incidents have been reported outside the State of Delaware.

These calls have been determined to be a hoax and a form of “swatting”, which is when a prank call is made to emergency services in an attempt to generate a large police response at a particular address. DSP is working with allied law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate this incident. Police encourage yo to contact your local school district for additional information pertaining to a specific school.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Anyone who provides information leading to a successful arrest is eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.

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