UPDATE: According to a news release from the Fort Bragg Police Department on Monday evening, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is gathering information after someone erroneously reported an active shooter at Fort Bragg High School around 1:11 p.m. on Monday. Through a non-emergency line, the caller informed police that numerous pupils had been hurt.
In addition, ambulances from Adventist Health, the Fort Bragg Fire Department, and Fort Bragg Public Works responded. Several air ambulances were dispatched, and six US Coast Guard rescue helicopters were redirected to Fort Bragg in case they were required. According to police, the home was thoroughly investigated by deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, California State Parks, and California Department of Fish & Wildlife.
The subsequent bogus threat reported at Ukiah High School was made by the same caller, according to Fort Bragg police. A similar call was made to Willits Unified School District as well. Contact Officer Frank of the Fort Bragg Police Department at (707) 961-2800 ext. 139 if you have any information on these incidents in Fort Bragg.
PREVIOUSLY: Fort Bragg High Lockdown Today – On Monday, April 3rd, 2023, there were reports of shots being fired at Fort Bragg High School, which is located at 300 Dana Street in Fort Bragg, California, and Dana Grey Elementary, which is located at 1197 E. Chestnut Street. Both schools are now on lockdown. A teacher who identified himself as such called 911 at around 1:10 p.m. to report that bullets had been fired in room 110 of Fort Bragg High School. According to the initial reports, the gunman was an adult male Latino wearing blue jeans in classroom 10.
No indication of suspicious activity has been found as of yet. Parents at Fort Bragg High School received a text message informing them not to bring their children to school because all locations are on lockdown until the issue is fixed. Air support has been canceled because no patients have been located, according to law enforcement speaking over the scanner. The incident involving the school has been released to the Fort Bragg Fire Department.
A spokesperson for Fort Bragg High School said she was relieved that students are safe and that authorities are investigating what seems to be a prank call. The series of apparently false reports have all the makings of “swatting,” a rash of hoax school shooting reports that have impacted schools across the country. According to a post from Willits Unified School District, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has issued a countrywide advisory warning of the trend.
“We will take all calls and reports seriously and respond accordingly for the safety of our students, staff, and community,” the district wrote.
“Counselors will be available on campus today and tomorrow for students and families,” FBUSD wrote in a message following the event. “Thank you to our families and law enforcement for handling this situation with calm and patience.”
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