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Active shooter call at Del Mar College confirmed as a hoax, authorities say

Posted at 3:01 PM, Mar 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-24 12:15:31-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Law enforcement officials were dispatched Thursday afternoon after an active shooter was reported on Del Mar's East campus, but it was later determined the call was a hoax.

Officers were dispatched to Collegiate High school at approximately 2:07 pm, on Thursday, March 23, 2023, for reports of a shooting in progress.

"Upon receiving the call, CCPD responded and secured the perimeter and immediately began clearing the campus," said CCPD in a social media post.

Police have not found any evidence to suggest that there is an active threat or that a shooting occurred at the location.

"Although we believe the phone call was a hoax, officers will conduct a thorough search of the campus," added officials.

The hoax shooting call may be a part of a global trend called "swatting."

This is a developing story, check back with KRIS 6 News for more updates.