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Fakes, Hoaxes, and Impostors

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  • Liberty High School lockdown hysteria plays into the hands of hoaxers

    There was no danger, except for threat of emotional trauma inflicted on hundreds of young people and the total waste of a four-hour chunk of their precious time.
  • Gunmen hoax panics Liberty High School students, parents

    Gunmen hoax panics Liberty High School students, parents
    The text message arrived on Moses Alicea's phone about 12:50 p.m. A horrifying, two-word message from his daughter: "I'm scared." Alicea's daughter, a freshman at Bethlehem's Liberty High School, sent another text saying her school had gone into...

    Teen Arrested In Willimantic 'Swatting' Hoax

    WILLIMANTIC — Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with a hoax call to police on Tuesday in which a distraught person claimed to have shot his mother inside their home on High Street. The call tied up a dozen police officers and...

    Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man charged in Boston bomb hoax

    BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston man who was arrested on Tuesday for walking through the finish area of the Boston Marathon hooded and carrying a black backpack was formally charged on Wednesday with a bomb hoax and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation,...

    Man charged in Boston Marathon bomb hoax held for mental evaluation

    A 25-year-old man who describes himself as a performance artist was ordered held for evaluation in a psychiatric facility Wednesday after he was charged with carrying a hoax explosive device near the finish line of the Boston Marathon hours after a...