Still no word on who made 14 ‘swatting’ calls to Minnesota schools last Wednesday. Minnesota B-C-A investigators say it appears they all came from the same suspect. Mankato West High School was one of the schools that received a hoax report of an active shooter:
:What was very helpful for us is that we had a school resource officer in the building at that time when the call came in. So we were able to dispel pretty quickly the specific details that came in with that call because the school resource officer was able to say, yeah that’s not true.”
Mankato Area Public School Superintendent Paul Peterson says they take every threat seriously until it is proven to be untrue. The building was placed on lockdown and law enforcement responded to the false report.