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

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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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