Classes resume after shooting rumors

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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