False rumor of threat prompts police presence at Stebbins homecoming dance

False rumor of threat prompts police

Multiple police units responded to the homecoming dance at Stebbins High School in Riverside Saturday night after hearing reports of threats.

However, police and school officials said that there was no real threat to the students.

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“There was a rumor of a threat which was not true, and we are working with authorities to address the issue,” said Chad Wyen, Superintendent of Mad River Schools. “The students involved with starting the rumor will be disciplined. Riverside police department was at the dance prior to the rumor as an added layer of security.”