FBI confirms multiple reports of ‘swatting’ calls about active shooters across Colorado schools
DENVER, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation Denver Field Office confirmed with KRDO that they've received numerous reports of swatting incidents at schools across Colorado.
According to the FBI Denver, the reports came in Monday of an active shooter at schools.
Below is the statement:
The FBI is aware of numerous swatting incidents wherein a report of an active shooter at a school is made. The FBI takes swatting very seriously because it puts innocent people at risk and drains law enforcement resources.
Most swatting cases are handled by local and state law enforcement agencies. The FBI often provides resources and guidance in these investigations and can recommend cases for federal prosecution.
I can confirm FBI Denver is working with local law enforcement on some of these swatting incidents involving schools in our region.Vikki Migoya
Public Affairs Officer
FBI Denver Field Office
At 2:30 p.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department received a call about an active shooter at a school. According to police, it was "quickly determined that this was a Swatting call."
Police say no students or staff were in danger because of the hoax.
The Alamosa Police Department also released a statement regarding reports of an active shooter at Alamosa High School. According to the police, the threat was a prank call.
The APD said it discovered the same type of situation happened in Denver, Montrose, and Texas.