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      School Officials: No threat at Riverbluff

      Lexington School District One officials say there is no threat against Riverbluff High School.
      LEXINGTON (WACH) -- Lexington School District One officials say there is no threat against Riverbluff High School.

      Chief Communications Officer Mary Beth Hill says " We are dealing with a runaway rumor at River Bluff High School."

      In a letter sent to parents, Principal Dr. Luke Clamp said "Right now, there is a prevalent rumor that one of our students has threatened to harm himself or herself and other students.

      The story has become one of those urban legends - a story told as fact based on a mixture of truth and fantasy, which is passed from person to person, and is perpetuated by some general panic. It is rapidly being told and retold with enough realistic type details to make it believable.

      Are we taking these rumors seriously? Of course, we are. Administrators at the school and our School Resource Office from the Lexington County Sheriff??s Department continue to investigate any and all rumors. Thus far, every rumor has turned out to be just that - rumor.

      Students, please do not pass along the rumors you hear to your neighbors or friends. That just encourages panic. However, you should immediately report any rumors you hear to a school administrator or our School Resource Officer, Deputy Ron Byrd. They will investigate and turn it over to the police, if necessary.

      Remember, too, that we have a Tip Line (803-821-1232) where you can anonymously report concerns.

      There is also another one run by the Crime Stoppers program, which also takes reports of school crime. That telephone number 1-888-274-6372.

      Thank you for your help. Together we can continue to keep our schools safe and free from rumor".