Rampant rumors rattle Gilbert parents

<font size="2">Rampant rumors rattled Gilbert High School parents Wednesday morning.</font>

GILBERT, SC (WACH) -- Rampant rumors rattled Gilbert High School parents Wednesday morning.

According to Lexington One School District Chief Communications Officer Mary Beth Hill, two separate rumors passed along by students became misconstrued into one.

WACH Fox obtained a letter sent to parents by district officials.

In the letter the district asks for parents help in combating rumors at the high school.

"First, you should know that your students are completely safe. However, two students have received anonymous texts with completely different but threatening messages.

Administrators, our School Resource Officer and others are investigating these as well as following up on rumors. Thus far, every rumor has turned out to be just that - rumor.

We have asked our students not to pass along the rumors they are hearing and not to forward rumor texts to their friends or family.

We are also asking them to report any rumors they hear or any threatening texts they get to a school administrator or our School Resource Officer, Deputy Matt Rogers. They will investigate and turn it over to the police, if necessary.

We are also reminding our students that we have a Tip Line (803-821-1232) where they can anonymously report concerns.

Together we can continue to keep Gilbert High School safe and free from rumor".

A spokesperson for the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said deputies have investigated two unsubstantiated threats to do harm at Gilbert High School. The threats were general in nature and not specific to particular students.

WACH Fox will continue to follow this developing story.