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Martin County High School students are receiving phony text messages, sheriff's office says

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 10:52:13-04

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is concerned about phony text messages being sent to students.

Some youngsters at Martin County High School have reportedly received texts urging them to contact a detective or other officials to be questioned about a crime tip.

The sheriff's office said it will never directly contact a student via text for any purpose.

Officials are telling parents if their child receives a similar text to ignore it.

Investigators are trying to track down the source of the texts.