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Swatting threats, with hoax reports of guns and shootings, target schools nationwide

Posted by on February 1, 2021

A hoax school gunman threat at Bay High School in Bay Village, OH, is one of multiple swatting-type threats targeting schools across the nation, according to a Cleveland-based national school safety expert. Last Friday morning before the Bay High School threat, a similar hoax gun threat occurred where the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

Online group “Evacuation Squad” with ties to Russia and Iran claims responsibility for worldwide wave of school bomb threats

Posted by on February 8, 2016

An online group named “Evacuation Squad” is claiming responsibility for a wave of worldwide school bomb threats, according to the digital media website Mashable and news outlets in the United Kingdom and Australia. Mashable says that Evacuation Squad is made up of six international members and listed a Russian email address on its social media […]

Swatting, school bomb and shooting threats: Are FBI federal charges coming soon?

Posted by on November 2, 2015

Schools across the nation experienced an uptick in school bomb and shooting threats in recent weeks. Many of these threats are believed to have been made by local individuals such as students or former students. But there are also increasing indicators that a number of these threats are “swatting” incidents — hoax threats intended to trigger […]