New type of prank is no laughing matter

Childhood pranks have always been annoying but usually harmless: Eggs thrown, toilet paper tossed. Occasionally kids get caught in the act and sometimes punishment is meted out. No harm, no foul, so to speak.
But times have changed and in a day and age when violence at schools, churches and other public places is commonplace, some pranks are no laughing matter.
“Swatting” is a new prank popular among teens, and it’s dangerous.
Police use the term “swatting” to desc...

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