(FOX 9) - There have been multiple incidents on Wednesday of people reporting active shooters at schools across Minnesota, with authorities calling these "swatting" incidents.The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) says it is aware of "multiple swatting incidents involving active shooter events or mass casualties at schools across Minnesota." Local law enforcement officials are responding to these reports, but no incidents have turned out to be real, the BCA said. "Swatting involves making a prank call to law enforcement services in an attempt to bring a large law enforcement response to a particular address," the BCA said, adding: "Our Minnesota Fusion Center is tracking these reports and keeping local law enforcement apprised of the situation."The districts impacted by these incidents in Minnesota include: Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Dr.
Heather Mueller also addressed Wednesday's hoax calls, calling them "abhorrent" and frightening to students, staff, families and communities.
A map of hoaxes at schools in Minnesota on Wednesday. "Schools are and should always be places of safety and security for everyone.
These types of false calls are abhorrent and are very serious. They are not a joke, nor are they simply fodder for a Tiktok video," Mueller said in a statement. "These hoax calls are frightening and disruptive to schools, students, staff, families and communities; and a slap in the face to those who have experienced these situations in real life and lost loved ones.