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Spotlight Discussion: Swatting and Hoax Considerations and Response

Started Oct 24, 2023
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Live Webinar

October 24, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

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Swatting—making fraudulent emergency calls about serious threats—has increasingly impacted schools and first responders nationwide. These and other hoax threats negatively affect school climate and perceptions of school safety and are often felt throughout entire communities.

In this roundtable discussion, you will hear from a school-based team that has recently dealt with a swatting incident. You will learn how they addressed the threat at the moment, ensured the community was informed, and improved their existing operations plans.


School crisis response teams, threat assessment teams, and school safety teams

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the impact of school-based swatting.
  • Analyze effective responses to swatting incidents.
  • Propose improvements to operational plans for handling swatting incidents.


Daniel LeGallo, Superintendent, Franklin School District, Franklin, New Hampshire
Mike Foss, Fire Chief, Emergency Operations Director for City of Franklin
David Goldstein, Chief of Police
Barbara Slayton, Coordinator of School Wellness

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Barbara Slayton; Ben Jennett; Allison Schreiber; Erin Wyatt; Brent Miller


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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