Swatting was investigated after an active shooter report at South San Francisco and Woodside high schools, authorities say


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There were scary moments at two Bay Area high schools Wednesday morning, but authorities say they appear to be suffocating incidents.

Calls came in to report an active shooter at Woodside High School and South San Francisco High School, but it appears no shootings took place.

There is a heavy police presence on both campuses, but an imposed lockdown has been lifted at South San Francisco High School, police say.

Again, officials say there is no evidence to suggest an active shooter occurred at either school.

The two calls are thought to be what’s called “swatting” – where someone pranks people to get a big response from law enforcement.

In a similar incident, San Jose police say they received an unfounded call from several students shot dead at Lincoln High School on Wednesday morning. They say the call was a hoax and are investigating the caller, and officers responded and cleared the school to keep students safe.

It is unclear if the San Jose incident is related to crash incidents in Woodside and south San Francisco.

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