WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Principal Ray Long arrived at Bonneville High School early Tuesday with a Weber County Sheriff's deputy and swept the building to make sure it was safe before students arrived for class.
"I was up late last night answering text messages from worried parents," Long said.
A student reported to administrators on Monday he had read on Facebook about a shooting that may happen sometime during the week at the high school, Long said.
"We took an active role concerning any rumor about our students' safety," Long said. "Our students safety is a top priority."
Students and visitors will only be allowed to enter through the main front doors at the school, Long said. The other non-essential doors to the school are locked on the outside.
Also, extra Weber County Sheriff's deputies were at the school Tuesday and will be as long as administrators believe it is necessary, Long said.
Long sent an email to parents about the multiple postings on Facebook and Twitter concerning a shooting that may happened this week.
"While this may be a very inappropriate hoax, we are taking precautions for the safety of our students," Long wrote.
He also is asking if any students or parents have more information about the rumors or threats to contact the school or the Weber County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies are investigating the rumors and will charge anyone if they believe it is appropriate, Long said.
Nate Taggart, spokesman with Weber School District, said all schools in Weber School District have taken the extra precaution of locking doors on the outside so visitors and students can only enter through the front door.
"This is unfortunate this has happened," Taggart said. "If someone is playing a hoax, it's like yelling bomb in an airport. It's not a funny joke."
Taggart said some parents are keeping their children home, but some have pulled them out of school for their normal family vacation they take this time of year.
Each school also has "dozens and dozens of security cameras that record everything so there is nowhere in a school someone can do something without us knowing," Taggart said.