Liberty threat prompts about half of student body to miss school

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.

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