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CSPD responds to false active shooter report at Colorado Springs School

Colorado Springs Police Department CSPD
Posted at 10:43 AM, Dec 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-07 15:55:31-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Authorities in Colorado Springs responded to a report of an active shooter that is now being investigated as a false report at Colorado Springs School.

According to police, a call came in from an out-of-state phone number claiming to be a teacher at the school. The caller spoke in a foreign accent and reported there was an active shooting on campus with several students who were shot.

Multiple officers responded and the first officer arrived on scene in three minutes. Police quickly determined there was no shooting at the school and it was a swatting situation.

Police in Denver reported a similar swatting call around the same time. Additional swatting incidents were reported in Virginia.

An investigation into the identity of the caller is being conducted.

The Colorado Springs School later released a statement about the incident:

This morning, The Colorado Springs School was notified by the Colorado Springs Police Department that a report had been submitted regarding an active shooter on its campus.

As an added safety measure, police were dispatched to the campus to investigate the false report.

Officers are still at the school.


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