After Florida shooting, 638 copycat threats target schools

Hoax: 'Help. He's got a gun. He's got the gun in my mouth'

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(USA Today) Breathless and whispering through the phone, a 13-year-old student called for help from her Ohio high school.

“Help,” she said in between whimpers. “He’s got a gun. He’s got the gun in my mouth.”

Anxiety was already running high: It had been only a week after the deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla. Police dispatchers then got three other calls from Withrow University High School in Cincinnati.

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But it was all a hoax.

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