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The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is aware of at least nine hoax school shooting calls made to Minnesota 911 call centers on Monday and Tuesday. All appeared to have come from the same individual.

The calls were reported in Duluth, Ely, Eveleth, Brainerd, Bemidji, Austin, Alexandria, Crookston and Albert Lea.

Minnesota saw 27 hoax school shooting calls in 2022, including 17 in September 2022. Incidents of mass hoax threats targeting schools have also occurred nationally in waves. To date, none were found to be legitimate; however, law enforcement must still treat each incident seriously.