Students at Bakersfield High School were on alert Friday, after the Gang Unit with the Bakersfield Police Department found a suspicious post on Facebook.
That prompted extra officers on campus and dozens of parents to pick up their students.
Police say the post on Facebook stemmed from a fight on campus Thursday. After the fight, rumors of a possible shooting quickly spread through text messaging and social media.
The post said Eastsiders would possibly show up to the school with guns.
"We've had about 20 to 30 kids that have gone home, but other than that we have 2,700 kids that are still here," said Principal David Reese.
Reese says the Gang Unit found the post and notified school officials immediately.
"There's a lot of gang violence and there's been a lot of shootings in the area. There are a lot of copycats that would do the same thing, so I wouldn't be surprised if it happened," said Vanessa Ward, a BHS student.
As word spread of what was going on, dozens of parents showed up to the school and picked up their kids.
Jeanie Bornstein has two kids that go to BHS and said sometimes a rumor turns out to be true.
"In light of Thursday's school shooting in Taft, I'm very concerned. I really don't want to take any chances," said Bornstein.
She said with the latest school shootings, assault weapons should be better regulated.
"I think that we need to have some serious national discussion and some serious action to control this," she continued.
Bakersfield police are investigating the Facebook post and looking into whether it's gang-related.
Extra police officers were on hand after school to make sure students and faculty were safe.
If you have information regarding the Facebook post, call the BPD at 327-7111.