Some Massachusetts schools once again target of ‘swatting’ threats

Some schools in Massachusetts have once again become the target of “swatting” threats.

Foxborough police said Tuesday that the town’s high school was placed on lockdown because of a hoax call. The call was unfounded.

Police said other surrounding town, including Mansfield, experienced the same type of hoax calls.

Mansfield Superintendent Teresa Murphy said the district will continue to have police presence around schools throughout the day.

Last month, more than a dozen “swatting” threats were made against Massachusetts schools. The FBI and Massachusetts State Police were later called to help track down who made the anonymous calls.

Monday, Rhode Island State Police said numerous school districts received calls, alleging that a school shooting had happened. Police were able to quickly identify the situation as a hoax.

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