YUKON, Okla. - A message sent to families in one local school district had parents panicked on Wednesday afternoon.
According to a few parents, they received an alert that there was an active shooter on one of the Yukon Public School's campuses.
However, school officials say the whole thing was a misunderstanding.
When police called the school to talk about the rumors of an armed gunman at one of their campuses, the news caught the school off guard.
The school was locked down as a precaution and officials set out to find what was behind the threat.
The threat turned out to be a rumor spread by a misinformed student.
Officials say the student sent a text to their parent about a shooting.
Instead of calling police or school officials, the parent put a post about it on Facebook.
The snowball effect sent parents, police, and school officials into high alert.
At the end of the day, parents got a call giving the all clear.
Police and school leaders say everyone learned a good lesson.
The Yukon Superintendent says despite the scare, he is extremely proud of the way his school district handled the situation.