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Georgia schools say active-shooter reports are hoaxes

Bibb County schools and Warner Robins police say they're monitoring false reports of school shootings on Wednesday.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Several school districts across Georgia responded Wednesday to hoax reports of school shooters.

But through mid-afternoon, officials reported that all of the reports were unfounded and there were no reported shootings.

The day started with reports of a gunman near Savannah High School.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System says they took the report seriously.

Savannah High and Savannah Early College High School were evacuated and searched. The district says they found no evidence of a gunman near the schools.

Governor Brian Kemp issued a statement Wednesday morning saying that several other coastal school got reports.

He said Georgia officials are working with the FBI to investigate "these acts of domestic terrorism."

"Rest assured, for the criminals who orchestrated these hoaxes, we will go after them with every single resource available," Kemp wrote.

In a text message, Bibb County schools told parents they'd received a false report of an active shooter at Westside High School.

"Please know this report is NOT true," they wrote. "Campus Police and BSO are on scene and have concurred there is NO validity to this report."

And Warner Robins police issued this statement: "There have been several reports of active shooter incidents across the state. All have been found to be fake calls and unfounded. We will take any calls of this nature serious. Warner Robins Police Department are working with Houston County Sheriff’s Office to monitor our schools.

There have been no threats to our schools at this time. We will update if this changes."

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