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District investigates rumored threats to Hononegah High School

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ROCKTON (WREX) -

Hononegah High School went into a Code Red Lockdown Wednesday afternoon, as rumored threats are investigated.

Rockton's police chief tells 13 News, the school went on lockdown after receiving a bomb threat. The school was searched and no bomb was found. The all clear was given at 3:30 p.m. and students were sent home.

Earlier in the week the school received another rumored threat, and warned parents about it with a message on District 207's website:

"In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, we want to address the rumors of potential violence at Hononegah on Friday. This information is being released to inform and not to alarm or cause a panic. As always, Hononegah takes every threat seriously and continues to investigate each one for validity; however, there has been no evidence of potential violence and no credible threats to Hononegah.

Administration has determined that the rumor is being fueled by social media. We are working closely with the police and area schools, who are experiencing similar circumstances, to investigate the rumors.

Social workers and school psychologists are available for students, families, and staff who may need to talk about concerns. The District continues to review its school safety plan to provide a safe, orderly environment for students and staff."

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