Lincoln High School Shooting – Multiple swatting occurrences at schools in San Jose, Oakland, Milpitas, Woodside, and potentially other municipalities are being looked into by Bay Area police. According to San Jose police, they received a “hoax” call on Wednesday saying there had been multiple student shootings at Lincoln High School. Police declared that the call was a hoax and unsubstantiated. “We’ll look into the caller,” was said. Police were called to look into a hoax threat against Oakland’s McClymonds High School, according to authorities who spoke to KTVU. In addition, sources said that the call was fake.
Another false report concerned San Francisco’s George Washington High School. Police in South San Francisco say a swatting incident occurred at South San Francisco High School and as a result, the school was placed on lockdown. There was “no merit” to a report of an active shooter on campus, police said.
Police say they checked the campus and lifted the lockdown. A similar incident happened at Woodside High School in San Mateo County. An alert sent out by the county said the school was also in lockdown while law enforcement checked the campus.
An unidentified school in Fremont was placed on lockdown while police officers and firefighters responded to an untrue report of a shooting, the police department there said. In Belmont, police said they would add more officers to school campuses there as a precaution because of the bogus calls in other areas.