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Police officers respond to a call that an active shooter had reportedly injured 24 students at Chillicothe High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, in September. The call turned out to be a hoax. Similar scenes have played out at schools across the country in recent weeks. Chillicothe Police Department/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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National Security

Those fake active shooter calls to schools? A similar thing happened before

As schools across the U.S. are targeted by false calls about active shooters, NPR has found evidence that a similar scheme took place in the spring.

Latonia Moore at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 18, 2022. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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From gospel to opera, soprano Latonia Moore makes the world her stage

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Police officers respond to a call that an active shooter had reportedly injured 24 students at Chillicothe High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, in September. The call turned out to be a hoax. Similar scenes have played out at schools across the country in recent weeks. Chillicothe Police Department/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Chillicothe Police Department/Screenshot by NPR

National Security

Those fake active shooter calls to schools? A similar thing happened before

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Those fake active shooter calls to schools? A similar thing happened before

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