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Threat at Prosser High School

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PROSSER, Wash.- Rumors of another shooting spark concern at Prosser High School.

Many parents chose to keep their students out of school Friday in Prosser amid rumors of a student hit list.

Everywhere from Federal way to Lewiston, many students didn't show up to class in Prosser Friday because of a similar rumor.

On the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, and just days after the tragedy at Virginia Tech, rumors of a hit list at Prosser High School.

The rumors started Tuesday, a day after Virginia Tech.

The District sent a letter to all parents calling the incident isolated.

The superintendent refused to go on camera, but he did say they'd punished the student involved.

Still, a police presence was visible at the school and students we talked to say classes were almost empty today amid the rumors.

At the same time, East Valley schools were locked down after threatening graffiti was found nearby.

Even with no direct threat shown, teachers simply say, a threat is a threat.

A point driven home by the events of the last five days, and responding police say it's always better to be safe than sorry.

All of the students I talked to today say they went to class, but it did cross their mind to skip.

One even says her mom didn't want her to go, but because school officials assured parents things were safe, she was in class this afternoon.