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.


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