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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Swatting Called Revealed to be Unfounded

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No threat was found following a swatting call for Manhattan High School West Campus.

Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, morning, we received a single call on our Administrative line of an active shooter at Manhattan High School West Campus. Dispatchers quickly identified the call as a potential swatting call and dispatched our School Resource Officer who immediately found the information to be false.

We are looking into the false report, and are aware of similar calls in the region. We want to assure the community that everyone is safe.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reports that at least 17 law enforcement jurisdictions in Kansas received hoax calls reporting shootings at high schools in their communities. These calls were received on March 1, 2023, between 7:50 and 9:50 a.m.

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