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STUDENT ALSO CONFESSES TO LYING ABOUT NOTE

December 29, 1999

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A student's confession to scrawling threatening graffiti at Lawrence High School clarified a side issue that emerged during an investigation of the case, police said Tuesday.

LHS senior Shaun Davis admitted to writing a note on a restroom wall that said: "Littleton over again, Dec. 22, 1999."

It was a reference to bloodshed that claimed 15 lives at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.

Davis was subsequently expelled until August 2000.

During the 10-day period in which Lawrence police officers and school officials sought the graffiti's author, Davis told LHS administrators he discovered a note on the windshield of his car in the high school's parking lot.

Davis, 18, reported the note on the vehicle said: "We know who you are. You told on us."

He later admitted to fabricating existence of that message, Lawrence Police Sgt. George Wheeler said.

Wheeler said that the confession by Davis didn't resolve responsibility for a note reportedly found on a different student's vehicle parked at LHS.

That note, which contained a vague threat of violence, remains under investigation, Wheeler said.

He said officers also were searching for the person who drew a stick figure on a map at Free State High School. The sketch had the figure saying, "Columbine Rules."

On April 20, two Columbine students shot and killed 12 students and one teacher before committing suicide at the Littleton school.

Davis said in his confession that the graffiti he wrote at LHS was a hoax and that he had no intention of hurting anyone.

-- Tim Carpenter's phone message number is 832-7155. His e-mail address is tcarpenter@ljworld.com.

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