WESTHAMPTON BEACH - Police say students heading to Westhampton Beach High School saw police outside their school today.

Suffolk police stepped up patrols after rumors circulated of a shooting at the school.

A robo call to parents from the superintendent yesterday says the rumors are unsubstantiated.

The message continued with: "Please be rest assured that we are working closely with the police department and taking all appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff."