CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Five calls to police appear to all be hoaxes.
A call from the same out of state phone number was received by the staff at Wickliffe High School a short time later from a man claiming he planted several bombs inside the building.
A search of the building was done and nothing suspicious was found.
Police believe this is swatting. Swatting is a harassment technique when a hoax call is made to send police to another person’s address.
Dispatchers received three additional calls over the next two hours, including a medical emergency, and a report of an intruder.
Detectives are investigating the incident, but believe the calls are likely to be related to some type of video game dispute.