RIO RANCHO (KRQE) – On Wednesday night, some middle school parents got an automated call saying rumors about a school shooting spiraled out of control.
Rio Rancho police say it started with a text message to students at Lincoln Middle School that said they could expect a surprise Thursday.
Police say students speculated about what the surprise would be and rumors of a shooting started.
But, police say the kid who sent the text is a former student who is returning to visit the school and was excited about surprising friends. School will be open Thursday.