West Fargo High and Fargo Davies among North Dakota schools targeted with "swatting" calls

(Fargo, ND) -- Officials at West Fargo High School say the school was the target of a "swatting" call Thursday morning. Swatting refers to a person reporting a fake emergency to authorities. A representative at the school says law enforcement officials quickly determined the call was a hoax, and says there was no threat to the school. 

"Providing a safe and secure environment for our learners and educators is the district’s highest priority, and we do so on a daily basis through a variety of means. One of the most impactful ways that we ensure our campuses are safe is through our partnership with the West Fargo Police Department on our School Resource Officer program. There is a SRO at West Fargo HS, all day, every day, and today is no exception," said district spokesperson Heather Leas. 

Just after noon Thursday, Fargo Davies High School Principal Troy Cody sent an email to parents indicating the school was targeted with a swatting call as well. 

WDAY News First has confirmed other schools received swatting calls Thursday, including Jamestown High School and Grand Forks High School.