Youngstown teen facing ‘swatting’ charges arraigned in court

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Prosecutors say he used a computer to make 911 calls to six other states, resulting in bomb squads and crisis response teams being deployed

A Youngstown teen accused of making fake 911 calls across the country was arraigned in the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown teen accused of making fake 911 calls across the country was arraigned in the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning

David Dorbish, 17, is being held on a $100,000 bond. He is charged with inducing panic and making terroristic threats.

Prosecutors say he used a computer to make 911 calls to six other states, resulting in bomb squads and crisis response teams being deployed a practice known as “swatting.”

Dorbish will be tried as an adult.

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