CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Attendance is back to normal at Ooltewah High School, following an Internet-spread scare than kept almost 800 students away on Monday.
Principal Ed Foster said there were 131 students absent Tuesday. About 150 aren't in school on the average day.
The school east of Chattanooga has about 2,000 students.
School resource officers supervisor Lieutenant Shaun Shepherd say a posting on a social networking site was spread by text messages and blogs. It warned of an impending gang fight at the school.
Officials say there was no fight and they suspended a student who admitted starting the rumor.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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