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

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.

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