Duluth School District Officials Point Out Hoax Coronavirus School Alert Being Shared Online
You may have seen this floating around in one of the Duluth area Facebook groups - a picture of a text message was floating around Wednesday, claiming to be from the Duluth School District. The message claimed that a student at Duluth East had tested positive for the virus, and provided a link that appeared to be to a local TV station website about the story.
A number of savvy Facebook users pointed out a series of flaws with this message, including that the link for the news story did not actually lead anywhere. Even though many pointed out that this was clearly a hoax, it still created a concern among parents and community members.
The school district shared a message on social media, letting the public know that this information is not true. You can see the entire message from the district below.