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FBI says parents can help crack down on fake shooting threats

Video credit: FOX 4 Now Florida
Published on August 27, 2019 - Duration: 02:08s

FBI says parents can help crack down on fake shooting threats

In the wake of thousands of calls and dozens of arrests, the FBI says that parents can help them crack down on false mass shooting threats that slow down their investigation process.

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FBI says parents can help crack down on fake shooting threats

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.CINDY, WHAT ARE WE LOOKING ATRIGHT NOW.NOW TURNING BACK TO OUR TOPSTORY TONIGHT... MORE THAN 20PEOPLE ARRESTED ACROSS THENATION..

AFTER BEING ACCUSED OFMAKING THREATS TO CARRY OUT MASSHOOTINGS.

THIS ALL COMES WEEKSAFTER THE SHOOTINGS IN DAYTONAND EL PASOTHE F-B-I SAYS SOME OF THOSEARRESTS STEM FROM TIPS TO LOCALLAW ENFORCEMENT.FOX 4 IN YOUR CORNER, ROCHELLEALLEYNE SPOKE WITH A LOCAL FBIAGENT WHO SAYS THERE ARE A FEWWAYS TO SEND IN A TIPSHE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE FBIOFFICE IN FORT MYERS.ROCHELLE?THAT AGENT SAYS IT CAN BE ASSIMPLE AS CALLING 9-1-1, BUTDEPENDING ON *WHERE YOU SAW ORHEARD THE THREAT -- IT MAY BEBETTER TO REACH OUT TODIFFERENT AGENCY.:20-2438-thousand.

That’s how manytips the FBI has gotten abopotential mass violence -- inthe wake of the deadly shootingsin Dayton and El Paso.One Local FBI Agent says thereare a few reasons behind thesurge -- one being this((Davis Christy//FBI Agent))"A lot has to do withsympathetic response caused fromsome of the mass shootings thathave happened back to back."But do you know what to do ifyou come across a threat?Most will say -- call the police-- which is always a good idea.((Davis Christy//FBI Agent))"If the threat is imminentmeaning that someone has saidthat they’re going to immediateharm then the first thing thefirst thing they should docall local law enforcement, 911,they’re the ones who can be onthe scene quickest."But depending on *where you seea threat -- you may need to callsomeone else.((Davis Christy//FBI Agent))"If it’s an internet posting andthey’re not sure who is on it,then they can still report itlocal law enforcement but theycan also report it to the FBI."And above all else, AgentChristie says leave rounding upthe bad guys to law enforcement.((Davis Christy//FBI Agent))"We don’t want the public totake matters into their ownhands.

If they see somethinthey should say something."YOU CAN SUBMIT AN ANONYMOUS TIPTHE FBI IN TWO WAYS -- HEAD TOTIPS-DOT-FBI-DOT-GOV TO SUBMITONE ONLINE OR YOU CAN CALL

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