On Thursday, Greenwich Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones emailed families to alert them that the district learned from Greenwich Police that not too far away, in New York’s Hudson Valley region, some schools received swatting calls that there were “shots fired.
Swatting is a criminal hoaxing tactic of deception in order to falsely send emergency services to a location.
These fake calls are unfortunately not new to schools across the country, and may reference bomb threats, gunshots, and other scary acts.
No schools in the Greenwich Schools District received these calls..
Jones said that although these events are happening more often on a regional and national level, the Greenwich Police Dept assured that they will stick to their protocols with officers immediately responding to these types of calls and will be followed by an investigation by local, county, and state law enforcement.
“We are extremely grateful for the incredible partnership we have with the Greenwich Police Department,” Jones said.