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Posting on social media puts two Valley schools on high alert

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WARREN, Ohio - A posting on social media put two local school districts on high alert.

Warren School's superintendent tells 21 News an incident involving gunfire in a neighborhood prompted a posting on Facebook about a shooting inside a Warren school.

The posting then spread across multiple Facebook pages and Twitter leading people to believe a possible shooting incident occurred inside a school.

The posting prompted Warren's four full time resource officers to make their presence known at the building's entrances.

It also prompted nearby LaBrae High School to keep its doors closed, not letting anybody in or out of the school.

"Nobody was in imminent danger. But with the tense situations going on in the city surrounding the shooting, we wanted to make sure we were on the lookout for anything that might be perceived as odd or of concern to us as we worked hand in hand with our local law enforcement," said A.J. Calderone, LaBrae Superintendent.

"There's just a lot of unverified information that flows through that social media. We ask that before you just react to that, you make sure that information is factual," said Detective Jeffrey Cole with the Warren Police Department.

The schools resumed operations as normal, and dismissal times were not altered at either school.

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