Chaotic Morning Across NY As Police Deal With Hoax School Shooting Calls

Syracuse, N.Y. - Some chaotic moments Thursday morning as Police across the state started getting calls that there was a school shooting in their area.

Around 10am a call came in for a shooting with injuries at Westhill High school. Police rushed to the scene, and found it was a false alarm.

They're called swatting calls and several police agencies across NY got them today.

Schools in Rome, Utica, as well as St. Lawrence, Albany and Clinton counties along with several others were targeted.

The FBI, State Police and other agencies are investigating.

There have been a string of these hoax or "swatting" phone calls taking place across the country since Monday, in the wake of the Nashville Elementary school shooting.

Police officers running

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