Swatting call causes Bay High School to lockdown


Panama City Police Department and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a shooting at Bay High School on Wednesday.

Around 12:15 p.m. both departments arrived at the school and placed the school on lockdown and quickly searched all the buildings on campus. No evidence of a shooting was found.

The incident turned out to be false, a possible “swatting†call.

A swatting call simply means someone calls 9-1-1 and makes a report of an incident taking place, causing a large response by law enforcement to what is eventually an unfounded incident.