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Police: rumors false of threats, lockdowns at North, East

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Police said no lockdowns or evacuations occurred at Columbus North and East High Schools this morning, despite alleged reports of threats at the school.

Police and school officials said rumors spread through social media platforms were to blame for the unfounded reports.

However, the rumors caused some Columbus parents to keep their children at home, police said.

As of 10 a.m., officials at both Columbus North and Columbus East high schools said there have been no interruptions to morning classes.

Columbus police confirmed there has been no specific threats made at any schools.

"If we felt there was any threat to the safety of children, we would alert the community," said Columbus Police spokesman Lt. Matt Myers.

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