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Police investigating swatting calls at Calgary schools

Last Updated Feb 11, 2019 at 2:39 pm MDT

(PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Police say at least five Calgary schools were locked down Monday after receiving swatting calls that are all believed to be a hoax.

One of the computer generated messages claimed a bomb had been planted at a school, while another said someone had a gun.

The Calgary Board of Education says one of its schools was evacuated, while others were put in lockdown.

Police are investigating but don’t believe any of the threats are legitimate.

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Swatting is a harassment tactic in which someone dispatches a police team to an address in response to a fake crisis.

– with files from the Canadian Press