Boston University Shooter, According to the Boston University Police Department, they got two reports of active shooters on Sunday night, each on a different end of the campus. On Sunday, Boston University became the most recent institution to fall victim to “swatting,” often known as the practice of making fake calls to 911 in order to provoke a huge police reaction. The community of Boston University received a warning about an active shooter at around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. At the same moment, the Boston University Police Department sent out a tweet stating that there were two reports of active shooters on different parts of the campus.
At least one call stated that there was a shooter at 855 Commonwealth Avenue, which is the location of the College of Fine Arts. The second call said that there was a shooter at the admissions office located at 233 Bay State Road. At 8:40 p.m., the Boston University Police Department said that there was “no active threat in the area.” They said that due to the “active emergency,” they were unable to provide any more remark. An update provided by the BUPD shortly before 8:50 p.m. said that the department was “confident” that there was no danger to the community, despite the fact that investigators were still investigating the incident.
The message said, “We greatly appreciate your cooperation,” and it continued on from there. “Hoax’swatting’ calls have been occurring across the country, and as a result, the community is experiencing a great deal of anxiety.” They said that there were services accessible to anybody who may be suffering any kind of trauma as a result of the event. The rest of the nation, including New England, has been seeing an uptick in the number of hoaxes involving explosives and active shooters. Officials from the FBI said the previous year that some of them may be coming from other countries.
On Thursday of this week, students at Stoughton High School were texted photographs of potential explosive devices during an assembly, which prompted the school to be evacuated. A person who called the Harvard police on Monday said that there was a shooter in one of the dormitories on campus. Students were taken aback when cops entered their classroom with their guns drawn. After determining that there was no danger, the officers put their weapons away.