'Swatting' prank call of bomb threat prompts FCSO search of MHS campus

Matanzas High School was searched by staff FCSO deputies, but nothing suspicious was found.

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Matanzas High School received a prank phone call about a bomb threat on Sept. 18, prompting staff and Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies to search the school.

The search was out of “an abundance of caution,” and deputies did not find anything suspicious, according to an email sent to MHS parents from Principal Kristin Bozeman. The “swatting” prank call was phoned in to the school’s front office on Monday morning.

The school’s front gate was briefly locked during the search. 

“We know the intention of these kinds of prank calls is to instill fear and interrupt our school operations,” Bozeman wrote in her email. “We are appreciative of the support of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in responding quickly to assist us in keeping our students and staff safe.”


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