(WKBN) — Some schools in Western Pennsylvania were temporarily locked down Wednesday morning because of reports of a threat. Police said there was no merit to this threat.

Police reported that starting at 8 a.m., numerous schools in Pennsylvania received these threats involving active shooter/bomb threats. These calls — commonly referred to as “swatting calls” — have created lockdowns and/or evacuations of the schools and a large response from police and emergency services.

Some schools in Mercer and Lawrence counties received threats and were locked down as a precaution. The schools were investigated by police and deemed to be safe.

State Police say they’ve investigated the calls and found they do not have merit.