Well they take every call pretty serious. I once dialed 911 instead of 411 and when they answered I just freaked out and hung up. I had police at my door with in ten minutes to see if everything was ok. I felt like a jerk explaining what happened.
They take each call serious. If there is too many calls with no real reason they will charge them (or parents in this case) with 911 abuse. An EMT once told me they had a call from a man. When they arrived the man was laying in bed and wanted them to check out his head. He put his lighter on the window sill over his bed and when he went to lay in bed the lighter fell on his head. He was worried it caused damage. They charged him with abuse of 911. So I believe they would give that info to the police. At least I hope!
Every 911 call is taken seriously, even the babyish or phony ones. They're required to come to your house no matter what the call. My little brother somehow accidentally called 911. When he realized that he'd called somebody, he quickly hung up. They called back twice and a police officer visited briefly. As for abuse, they'll come like it's an emergency, but sometimes, people exaggerate abuse. Some consider just sparkling their child is abuse. If someone heard about that, they could call Social Services, and they could do some damage to the parents.
I'm sure they're required by law to act like mandated reporters--it's not their place to judge or decide if it's a real call, and they must give it to the next step, likely the police, who would notify the state if they found cause.
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I have heard they take them seriously. Well i am not an American, i am only telling what i have read by people and seen on TV shows and documentaries on Discovery channel.. In Home Alone, cops come at once on a call when that kid calls... :)