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Eufaula High School dismissed early after rumors of violence


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Updated: 12/21/2012 1:50 pm Published: 12/21/2012 1:49 pm


Classes were dismissed early at Eufaula High School after rumors of school violence.

The Eufaula Police Chief says the high school was placed on lock down to investigate the rumors of a threat. Police say those rumors turned out to be a conversation a teacher and student had about school violence and the Mayan calendar, the story was repeated and embellished.

A student texted the principal about the rumor and it was then perceived as a threat and the police were called. The FBI is working to track the story backwards. Officials think the threat was unintentional and don’t expect to charge anyone.

They dismissed the high school early and put police officers at the elementary and middle schools to ease parents’ minds.


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GodsGutterPunk - 12/22/2012 7:22 AM
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oops a lack of reliable communication

GodsGutterPunk - 12/22/2012 7:17 AM
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this story just goes to show how ignorance and a lack of communication, can send a whole lot of ppl into a frenzy over nothing

aleman - 12/21/2012 6:38 PM
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Amazing how one little psychopath can screw up a whole country

tiredbeingsad - 12/21/2012 3:50 PM
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Maybe they can text the principal in case something happens.. ? I would hope that he/she would not be unapproachable.. I understand that is a little unsusal but maybe there is an "open door" policy that you can feel free to let him/her know about something. In this age of technology and its a small school, you can do that with permission from the principal? just a thought. I went to a very small school and our principal was very close to the students.. we felt like we could tell him anything.

mustangdriver - 12/21/2012 2:59 PM
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What is a student doing texting the principal anyways?
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