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Police Nationwide Besieged by False School Shooting Calls

Multiple motivations have been posited for the false calls. Some may be pranks. Some may be kids hoping to disrupt their schools. Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman raised concerns that the swatting could be testing law enforcement responses to find weaknesses.

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Couple “Swatted” 6 Times in 2 Years Over Tweet About Comedian

"Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," Tomlinson said. After the tweet, strangers on the internet who opposed his opinions began to harass him.

GA Teen Arrested for Swatting Calls in 4 States

Police suspect that the boy is also responsible for similar swatting calls in Windsor Lock, Connecticut; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Tampa, Florida, the release said. SWAT teams responded to two of the calls and “made forced entry” into the homes, the release said.

Alleged Texas White Supremacist Arrested Over Swatting Calls Against Virginia Targets

John Cameron Denton, 26, was charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and interstate threats to injure after he and several other co-conspirators planned multiple “swatting” calls from November 2018 to April 2019, the Department of Justice said.

California Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Fatal "Swatting" 911 Call

A California man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for placing a 911 call to a Kansas police department that ultimately led to the death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch in December 2017.

Video: Swatting Hoax Brings Police Response to South Carolina Reserve Officer's Home

McCord's home surveillance cameras captured scenes of officers surrounding the house and McCord's brother-in-law walking out of the home with his hands up as officers shout commands. McCord also surrendered in compliance with officers' commands.

Parkland Student Activist's Florida Home Swatted

"I think it's really a distraction from what we're trying to fix here, which is the massive gun-violence epidemic in this country," Hogg said.

No Charges Filed Against Kansas Officer in Fatal Swatting Incident

"The officer believed Mr. Finch was the suspect who had shot his own father and had been holding his younger brother and mother hostage," Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday.

Kansas Billboards Call for Charges Against Officer Who Killed Man After Swatting Call

In December, a Wichita police officer fatally shot Andy Finch after a fake emergency call directed law enforcement to the 28-year-old victim’s home. A man in California has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the family of the man who was killed and community activists have repeatedly called for the officer who killed Finch to come under greater scrutiny.

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KS Officers Sued Over Fatal Shooting Caused by “Swatting” Call

The man who allegedly placed the call, Tyler Barris, 25, is not named in the lawsuit. He is facing criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

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