Friday, March 25, 2005
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH - About 600 students were absent from Duluth High School on Thursday after a bomb threat was written on a bathroom wall.
Tuesday, administrators found a racial slur and mention of a bomb and Thursday's date on a boy's bathroom wall. The threat was removed and a bomb-sniffing dog was used to search the campus Wednesday night, according to Sloan Roach, spokeswoman for the system.
Nothing was found and officials decided to hold classes with added security from local police Roach said. The campus was searched throughout the day and school day ended without incident.
The school's enrollment is 1,942 students, said Roach. About 29 percent of them were absent.
Parents flooded the school with phone calls and questions prompting Principal Pat Blenke to send a letter home with students Thursday.
"As you know, we take any threat against our students, staff and school very seriously," Blenke wrote. "Our investigation into this matter continues."
- From staff reports