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Hillsboro School District says students spread rumors of threat against South Meadows Middle School.

MendezHillsboro School District officials say there is no threat to students at South Meadows Middle School, after rumors circulated at the school on Thursday, Nov. 1, of potential violence.

In a letter sent to parents Thursday, Principal Mary Mendez said that students at the school had spread rumors about a possible threat. Mendez said administrators and a school resource officer — a Hillsboro police officer who works with the school — looked into the incident and determined the threat was not credible.

"There was no time when students were unsafe," she wrote in a letter to parents released that day. "Our students' safety is our highest priority. We thank the students who came forward to inform us of this threat so that we had the opportunity to investigate and obtain accurate information."

Mendez said threats made against the school are taken seriously. Officers arrested two South Meadows Middle School students last year after they posted threatening messages on social media. The students posted images of weapons on the social media app Snapchat, warning fellow students that they had better "watch out."

South Meadows Middle School is located at 4690 S.E. Davis Road.

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