On Monday, police quickly responded to Syracuse University following a report of an active shooter on campus. However, the university’s public safety department later confirmed that the report was false.
This incident occurred just one day after the college had received another false report of an active shooter at the same location.
Dispatch records from the Onondaga County 911 Center indicate that around 11:45 a.m., a report was received stating that an active shooter was inside the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Syracuse police and Syracuse University ambulances were dispatched to the campus, with approximately nine police patrol cars stationed outside Maxwell Hall.
At around 12:20 p.m., the Department of Public Safety sent an email to the campus community confirming that the reported incident was indeed false.
This occurrence follows closely after the university’s Department of Public Safety announced that the school had received another false report of an active shooter inside Maxwell and Eggers halls just the day before.
On Sunday, it was swiftly determined that the call was a hoax intended to provoke a police response.
The Department of Public Safety, along with law enforcement, is currently investigating the origins of both false reports.