Skip to comments.Prank Calls That Shut Down U.S. Schools Traced to Korea
Posted on 07/01/2013 9:30:32 PM PDT by TexGrill
An anonymous phone call that led to the lockdown of nine schools in the U.S. state of New Jersey has apparently been traced to Korea.
The call was received by the police communications center in New Jersey at 9:45 a.m. on March 26 last year from a man threatening to kill students at Hackettstown High School in the garden state with an AK 47 assault rifle. The call prompted police to order lockdowns at Hackettstown High School and eight other schools nearby.
Local media reported that a man armed with a gun was hiding in the woods behind Hackettstown High School, and frightened parents rushed to the school to pick their children up. Armed police searched the entire town as helicopters hovered overhead, but no armed assailant surfaced. Now the threatening phone call has been traced to Korea.
Korean police on Monday said they arrested a 20-year-old man on charges of obstruction of official duties for making four threatening or prank calls to 911 in Warren County, New Jersey, causing a SWAT team to be mobilized.
"U.S. police must have thought he was a genuine terrorist, since he was able to accurately describe the surrounding buildings of his targets, even though he spoke poor English," a Korean police spokesman said.
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Whatever happened to “Do you have Prince Albert in a can”?
That Kim Jong-un. What a prankster.
Or is your refrigerator running?
Is this the woman who washes?
> Global business tip
Probably more like Google Earth
Actually, Korea is being real cooperative. Thank you Korea:)
I never got to ride the Korean subway (I left the last time in 1982) but the women and girls are still as good looking as I recall.
One again-must be the little ones!
If Tom Mabe was fluent in the Korean language he could do a great anti-telemarketer prank like this one.
Maybe it’s time to have JV and Elvis to prank call a Korean restaurant.
well im sure NSA has a record
The line we always used after we'd ask who we were speaking to was "Don't they look at you funny in the shower?"
Thankfully, that was about 30 years before caller ID.
I've never seen a bill this big.
Next thing you know, Obummer will be sending out more bills to all the countries he’s spying on. He’ll claim that due to the sequester he’s demanding that other countries must pay for PRISM expenses. You can’t snoop into German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s email for free.
I think some Korean students may be a bit pizzed after the entire country had the SATs cancelled due to widespread cheating.
All he needed was Google Earth.
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