Police presence to be increased Friday at Smithfield High after rumors about hit list

Posted at 11:17 PM, Feb 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-22 07:49:52-05

There will be an increased presence Friday morning at Smithfield High School.

There were rumors swirling that there was a hit list and there was going to be a shooting at the school.

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Schools says the principal and his administration team worked with police and conducted a thorough investigation and found the threat rumors were unfounded.

Friday's extra police presence is just going to be a precaution to ease parents' fears.