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Archive for Thursday, March 29, 2001

SOUTHWEST STUDENT CONFESSES TO TERRORISTIC THREAT

March 29, 2001

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A student at Southwest Junior High School confessed Wednesday to writing a note on a rest room wall that threatened violence at the school, authorities said.

"I'm sure everybody in the school community will be relieved, and it certainly makes me feel better," Principal Trish Bransky said.

She said the student, whose identity wasn't disclosed by the district, was suspended for five days pending an administrative review.

In 1999, a Lawrence High School senior was expelled for eight months after he confessed to writing a terroristic threat on an LHS rest room wall.

Lawrence Police spent the day at Southwest investigating the case.

The threatening note was discovered Monday on a bathroom wall frequented by seventh-grade girls. The note said a handgun would be brought to school for the purpose of shooting unidentified people.

Tuesday, 19 percent of Southwest's students were absent. Attendance Wednesday was normal, Bransky said.

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