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Rumors of Shooting Threat Prompt Police Presence at Geneva High School

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    Under the Tucson Sun

    Rumors of a shooting threat at Geneva High School prompted a police presence Wednesday morning with staff and authorities checking students' bags and IDs.

    A message on the school's website said the extra precautions were being taken after they were "alerted to rumors of a possible shooting at Geneva High School being planned."

    "While we have not been able to validate the credibility of these rumors, we will continue to take extra precautions until we have determined that our students are totally safe attending our school, and updates will follow," the message read. 

    Police and extra staff were at the school Wednesday morning, school officials said. 

    The school was the site of another police and fire response earlier this week when a student poured gasoline on himself in the cafeteria

    The student was "immediately prevented by students and staff from taking further steps to do self-harm or harm to others" and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. 

    No other students were injured, but the school was placed on a soft lockdown and students were rerouted from the cafeteria.

    "We greatly appreciate the care and compassion our students showed for each other, especially the group who helped prevent the student from causing further harm to himself or to others," the school's principal, Tom Rogers, wrote in a letter Tuesday. 

    Check back for details on this developing story.