HOUSTON Mo. -- Extra law enforcement personnel will be on hand at Houston schools Thursday, but the superintendent of the Houston School District said Thursday morning he is confident rumors of violence at the school are unfounded and “fueled by social media.”
“I have personally inspected security footage of the schools from dusk to dawn,” says Superintendent Scott Dill, “And the only people in any of that footage are law enforcement officer patrolling and inspecting the campus.
After looking into the rumored threats, the school will take precautions, but has labeled it a 'non-issue.'
“We have determined this is a non issue.” he said, "But we will have additional law enforcement on hand as a precautionary measure.”
Dill said he worked with city and county officials through the night to get to the bottom of multiple rumors including bomb threats and shooting threats, but he said he believes they all were caused by “social media that fueled a rumor that spun out of control.”