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17-year-old arrested for hoax shooting call at Fowler High School, police say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Friday, May 10, 2024 12:27AM

A 17-year-old has been arrested for allegedly making a swatting call about an active shooter at Fowler High School on Thursday morning.

FOWLER, Calif. (KFSN) — A 17-year-old has been arrested for allegedly making a swatting call about an active shooter at Fowler High School on Thursday morning.

All Fowler schools were put on lockdown after the call as a precaution.

After a search, authorities determined the call was not credible

This isn’t the first time law enforcement has responded to false emergency calls.

This is at least the third incident over the last several months in Fresno County.

Thursday afternoon, the Fowler Police Department released a statement saying it is appreciative of the professionalism and rapid response by Fowler Unified District staff.

The 17-year-old suspect was arrested on two felony charges and is currently in the juvenile detention facility.

Stay with Action News for the latest updates on this developing story.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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