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Multiple Ohio police departments responded to calls that reported active school shootings on Friday, alarming parents, students and staff.
Active shootings were reported at Central Catholic High School in Springfield, Belmont High School in Dayton, Princeton High School in Hamilton County and Licking Valley Local Schools in Newark Friday morning.
However, none of the calls appear to be legitimate.
“Authorities believe this is a hoax,” Dayton Public Schools officials said in a statement. “Police reported that this prank call was also received about non-Dayton schools.”
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“The Dayton Police Department is aware of the trend of these types of false alarms and will investigate the incident and attempt to identify the unknown caller,” the city of Dayton said.
Oyo, the shooter, who allegedly killed 4, was arrested after the attack, police said
The Dayton Police Department assured the public that “everyone is fine.”
Springfield Police confirmed that they had received a similar call.
“Springfield Police have received a call from an active shooter at Central Catholic High School. This is a false call. Dayton received a similar call, which was also proven false,” officials said in a news release.
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All four reports were later identified as hoaxes. No injuries were reported and no shots were fired.
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