PSP investigating multiple fake active shooter calls across state

UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police have told News Talk 1037FM that there have been no incidents in Franklin or the surrounding counties of these threats being issued as of 3pm today. This is still a developing situation.


29 March 2023- The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is investigating a series of phone calls made to 911 centers about schools across the Commonwealth involving threats of an active shooter situation or bomb threat.

These phone calls were made to several schools in different counties. All calls have had similar content. All calls are being thoroughly investigated and responded to by law enforcement.

These calls have created lockdowns and/or evacuations of the schools with a large response from police and emergency services.

The PSP has responded to all incidents in our primary coverage areas and has been in contact with municipal law enforcement partners investigating these incidents in their coverage areas.

At this time, all claims in these calls have been determined to be false. All schools involved have been cleared or are in the process of being cleared by law enforcement.

The investigation is ongoing.