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Police respond to Kellam High School after reports of possible threat on social media

Police respond to Kellam High School after reports of possible threat on social media
Posted at 10:45 AM, Feb 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-13 17:47:10-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - Police responded to Kellam High School Friday morning following a reported threat of a "potentially large disturbance"
that would take place at the school, according to police.

A rumor on social media suggested that a fight would take place today.

Dino Chirco, who grew up in New York, says he would have never expected a scene like this in Virginia Beach.

Scene Photo: Twitter user @JeremyBeausolei

Scene Photo: Twitter user @JeremyBeausolei

"I thought I moved away from it. You think your kids are in a really safe spot up here at Kellam but I guess this goes on everywhere," he says.

His son Michael tells us fights have been going on all week.

"The whole week there were a bunch of fights and stuff and I guess at the last day of the week, they decide today's a day to have more security," he says.

It also prompted the principal to send out a recorded phone call to parents saying it's just a rumor. But that extra security was called just in case.

Virginia Beach Police say in the end there were no fights and no issues.