RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Classes were in session at a Rio Rancho Middle School Thursday following rumors of a school shooting.
The rumor spread so quickly that automatic calls had to go out to parents Wednesday night to calm their fears.
It started with a text message that was sent to several students at Lincoln middle school saying they could expect a “surprise today.”
According to Rio Rancho police, students started speculating about what that surprise might be sparking rumors of a shooting.
Police say the kid who sent the text is a former student who was coming back to visit and surprise friends.