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Photos: Law enforcement respond to 'swatting' incident at Lourdes High School

Law enforcement officers responded to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, that was later determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a tweet that the agency is aware of multiple "swatting" incidents involving active shooter events at schools across Minnesota.

"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
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"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Law enforcement officers respond to a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Rochester. The call was determined to be a hoax, according to officials at the scene.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin speaks to members of the media after it was determined that a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School was determined to be a hoax Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, outside the Rochester school. Chief Franklin was flanked by Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson and Annemarie Vega, president of Rochester Catholic Schools.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Annemarie Vega, president of Rochester Catholic Schools, speaks to members of the media after it was determined that a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School was determined to be a hoax Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, outside the Rochester school. To Vega's right is Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin speaks to members of the media after it was determined that a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School was determined to be a hoax Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, outside the Rochester school.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson speaks to members of the media after it was determined that a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School was determined to be a hoax Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, outside the Rochester school.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
"Swatting" incident at Lourdes High School
Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin speaks to members of the media after it was determined that a reported active shooter situation at Lourdes High School was determined to be a hoax Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, outside the Rochester school. Chief Franklin was flanked by Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson and Annemarie Vega, president of Rochester Catholic Schools.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

Joe Ahlquist is the photo editor at the Post Bulletin. Joe is a 2013 graduate of Winona State University and previously worked at the Winona (Minn.) Daily News and the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader before arriving at the Post Bulletin in July of 2017. Readers can reach Joe at 507-285-7624 or jahlquist@postbulletin.com.
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