Published: Apr 26, 2013 10:41 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 27, 2013 11:40 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Social media rumors led to a scare at Fort Myers High School this morning.

According to the School District of Lee County, Thursday just before 9:00 p.m., an FMHS student tweeted a question inquiring if the rumors were true there was to be a shooting on the campus. Other tweets followed pertaining to gang violence.

This morning, Mr. LaRosa, the principal of FMHS, notified parents via the school all call system that he was aware of the social media activity, and that law enforcement officials did not consider the information to be coming from credible sources. However, all precautions were being taken to ensure student safety.

The school day is continuing as usual, but Mr. LaRosa says he understands if parents would feel safer signing their children out of school for the day.

The District says the school is not on lockdown.

The Lee County School District says on an average Friday, FMHS has 200 absences or early dismissals. Today, there were approximately 479.