False active-shooter alarms at Georgia schools cause panic, massive police response
Several Georgia schools were on lockdown Wednesday in what was later determined to be a hoax, officials said. - Dreamstime/TNS/TNS

Hoax active-shooter alerts sent some Georgia schools into lockdown on Wednesday, drawing huge emergency responses as frantic parents tried to locate their kids. It started at Savannah High School in Savannah and spread to at least eight other schools in what seemed to be a “swatting” prank, in which false emergencies send law enforcement descending upon unsuspecting locations. “Sometime around 8:30 this morning a call came into our county dispatch center saying that there was an active shooter at Savannah High School and that six people had been shot,” Sheila Blanco, public information manager...