UF among wave of college ‘swatting’ hoaxes, investigating with FBI

UF is just one of at least 16 colleges and universities that received a hoax call of a campus threat in April, according to an analysis by The Alligator. Many of these instances have been referred to by authorities as “swatting” — when a fake call is made to authorities to cause chaos and send a large amount of police to a certain location.

At least one major U.S. university was forced to respond to a fake active shooting threat every day for a week beginning April 3.

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