Texas Schools Received Fake Active Shooter Threats Thursday

April 14, 2023- Several Texas schools have been suffering from fake shooter reports, the latest in this list of reports was Tyler Junior College and West campuses on Thursday April 13.

Some of the schools who received these hoax calls are as follows:

  • Baylor University
  • Collin College Plano Campus
  • Texas Wesleyan University, Del Mar College in Corpus Christi
  • Texas A&M
  • The Galen College of Nursing School in San Antonio
  • The Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety also gave this statement when asked about the hoax calls:

“The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is continuously monitoring events and their impact on public safety. While we do not discuss operational specifics, DPS will continue to work with local law enforcement and adjust operations as needed address any potential threats.”

The FBI also issued a statement regarding the situation.

“The FBI is aware of hoax threats or swatting incidents that have occurred nationwide and throughout the state of Texas, including today in the Tyler area. The FBI takes swatting very seriously because it puts innocent people at risk. While we have no information to indicate a specific and credible threat, we continue to work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to gather, share, and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention. We urge the public to remain vigilant, and report any and all suspicious activity and/or individuals to law enforcement immediately.”

At this time it is unknown who made the false reports to law enforcement.

Author: Ethan Klein

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