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Rumors of a school shooting planned in Burbank

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Students, teachers and parents were anxious Tuesday, after hearing rumors of a planned school shooting in Burbank.

The rumors came from an anonymous person on Facebook, who school officials say was contacting students, and posting racial slurs and violent language.

They say there wasn't a specific threat to any of their schools, but they still acted carefully.

Administrators locked down the elementary school, and had deputies patrol the neighboring middle and high school.

"There was no threat we could find. Regardless, we'd rather be safe and proactive," says Superintendent Lou Gates.

"Well I think with the shooting that happened in Ohio, adding to everything that's going on. I don't think we want to take any chances," says Concerned Parent Barbara Neylon.

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's office is investigating.

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