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Hundreds Absent From Person Schools Amid Rumors Of Violence

Posted May 13, 2005 7:12 a.m. EDT

— Fears of potential violence kept hundreds of students out of school Friday.

School administrators said about 550 students were absent as a result of rumors threatening school violence at Person High and Northern Middle schools.

As a precaution, extra officers patrolled both schools on Friday, the day the rumored violence was to occur.