The recent school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut have led not only to beefed-up security concerns in schools in this region, but to the necessity, as well, to squelch wildly-spreading rumors that continue to be spread by the social media.
Titusville schools remained open Friday despite a rumor on Facebook concerning a potential threat. Titusville School District officials stressed there were no problems.
Meanwhile, at Brookville High School on Thursday, rumors of a stabbing incident were proven to be unfounded, but when the school announced that there was nothing to the stories, one parent continued to call officials, insisting there must be some validity to the account since she had seen it posted on Twitter.
At Warren High School, widespread whispers concerning threats of a school shooting may have started because of the presence early Thursday afternoon of a State Police cruiser. School officials say police had been called because of a lunchtime disturbance in their cafeteria blamed on a 15 year-old female student.