Middletown High School receives false violent threat, school officials say
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WXIX) - Middletown High School received a false violent threat Sunday evening, which provoked a heavy police presence at the school, according to Middletown district officials.
The fake threat is believed to be a case of “swatting,” Middletown Police Officers said.
“Swatting is a false threat reporting of a serious incident to elicit a significant response from police and other emergency services,” the school district said. “[We take] all threats seriously, and district officials immediately started making inquiries about this swatting post.”
Middletown City Schools added that another Butler County high school received a similar threat through a social media post.
After speaking with Middletown Police Chief David Birk, Middletown High School says they plan to have school on Monday with an increased police presence.
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