Police believe a threat made against Wheaton High School was a ‘swatting’ incident.

Wheaton residents were told to shelter in place for a short time Monday morning after a threat referencing a suburban school was reported to 911.

Around 10:45 a.m., the shelter-in-place order was lifted.

A threat was made against Wheaton North High School, according to police.

The school was not in session on Monday, but students and staff who were there for activities were evacuated.

Police said they were still confirming that there was no credible threat, but similar calls were made in other areas outside of Wheaton. Police believe this was a case of “swatting.”

Swatting refers to the use of a false threat to draw a large law enforcement response to a single location.

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