Although I want to see a change in the future, as of now, we must unite together to stand against scares like this.”. School shootings are serious, fatal, and unpredictable. So, it’s only natural that when Texas and California police departments received phone calls regarding a potential school shooting, they reacted immediately. On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, a dozen Texas and California schools faced comparable threats from suspected active shooters, calling for lockdowns on Tuesday. The same phone number has shown up in each false call, suggesting a correlation between the hoax calls, as the FBI is currently investigating. “Whether these are related, we don’t know yet,” said Santa Barbara Police Sergeant Ethan Ragsdale. “But potentially they are.” When the 9-1-1 call came in soon before 1 p.m., cautioning dispatchers to an active shooting, approximately 100 law enforcement officers were promptly deployed to Bishop Diego High School, according to Ragsdale. It took roughly a half-hour for police authorities to investigate the school inside and out to confirm that no armed suspect was present. Ragsdale expresses his gratitude for the fact that it was a false alarm but stresses how terrible it is to put students in such a manic and terrified state.