South Jordan police say dozens of 911 calls came from children

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police shared a reminder for parents Tuesday after they said some children called 911 more than 30 times.

Police said the children were playing on a disconnected cell phone. Dispatchers that serve the South Jordan and Riverton areas received more than 30 calls Tuesday afternoon. 

The law requires even disconnected phones to have the ability to call 911 in the case of an emergency.

Police remind parents to teach their children not to play with 911 even on disconnected cell phones. They say it creates a lot of unnecessary work for police dispatchers and officers in Riverton and South Jordan.

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