Red Lion Area Senior High School is not under threat of a violent act, despite rumors to the contrary.

Superintendent Scott Deisley, in a message on the district website, said Red Lion officials and police investigated "the threat of a possible violent act" at the high school after rumors began circulating, although he did not elaborate as to the nature of the act or when it was said to occur.

But "the rumors were baseless" and the source of the rumors, which spread by word of mouth and by text message, has been "identified and addressed," Deisley wrote.

Students and families should not be worried, he said.

"Please understand that student and staff safety is of paramount importance. Once again, there is no evidence to support any of these rumors," he said.