- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FORT MEADE, Fla. (AP) - Officials have arrested a Canadian teenager after Polk County sheriff’s detectives say the 17-year-old boy was involved in three Polk County “swatting” pranks.

The Lakeland Ledger reports (https://bit.ly/1IvL3vO) that the sheriff’s office said the teen was arrested Sunday in Canada for twice threatening violence at a Florida school.

The student also allegedly called officers to the home of a Florida student, saying there was an emergency at that student’s home.

“Swatting” is a prank that involves reporting a false emergency to law enforcement so that a SWAT team responds to a specific address.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and the teenager is suspected of being involved in other American and Canadian cases.


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