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UPDATED: Monday December 17, 2012 4:13 PM

The Tri-Valley Local Schools superintendent said that more than 50 high school students skipped school on Monday after a threat which he called "a hoax."

According to Superintendent Mark Neal, a threat was received on Dec. 10 and was determined to be a hoax. A message was posted to Facebook that there was a threat from someone who planned to bring a gun to school. The superintendent said there also was a message about a gun being found on a school bus.

Neal said that he has been inundated with calls since Friday about the alleged threat at the Dresden school

Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., prompted many students to stay home on Monday in fear of something happening at the school.

Neal told 10TV that the case was sent to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office because of the panic that the alleged threat caused.

Neal said that he believed it was an adult who allegedly posted the threat to Facebook. The alleged threat has since been removed, according to Neal.

Dresden Police increased their patrols at the school on Monday because of the Conn. shootings.

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