October 28, 2010
NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 28, 2010
About half of Liberty High School students opted to stay home Wednesday — the day a threat had been made against the school.
About 550 students of the 1,166-member student body were absent Wednesday. On a regular school day, between 5 and 10 percent of students are absent.
The unease stemmed from a written threat a school custodian found in a boys’ restroom June 23, after school had let out for the summer.
The writer threatened to bring a gun to school Oct. 27 “and shoot everybody,” police said in describing the pencil-written message.