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Threats were made at Dayton high school Monday. School administrators say an anonymous note was found at the school prompting police to search the area. Threats were made at Dayton high school Monday. School administrators say an anonymous note was found at the school prompting police to search the area.

DAYTON, WA - Threats were made at Dayton high school Monday. School administrators say an anonymous note was found at the school prompting police to search the area.

The superintendent felt the threat was strong enough to delay the start of classes for two hours.

"It bothers me a great deal that people are doing things either the same people or different people are doing things to disrupt our ability to have school be a place where kids can come," said Superintendent Doug Johnson.

This morning the high school custodian found the note on the back door of the high school threatening the lives of every person in the building. Once police arrived they formed a perimeter and swept the buildings for anything suspicious. School started two hours late after nothing was found, but the students could not help but feel a little scared.

"It's totally disrespectful, rude, crude and inconsiderate about the well being of other people and their feelings," said high school student Tyler Cooper who was angry with the sign poster.

"People need to stop doing this kind of stuff cause it's making a bad reputation for our school," explained Isabelle Houdak a student who admitted she was scared Monday morning.

This is the third scary incident in just a few weeks. On Halloween night, people dressed up as KKK members and walked the school grounds. Five days later the symbol of a swastika was burned into the grass at the school. We spoke with mothers Monday who are considering pulling their kids from the school altogether.

"You see the little kids and the looks on their faces that they're scared to walk into their classroom or open their desk," said Anissa Hoomberg a high school student who had to explain to her little fourth grade brother that he was not going to be hurt today. She told us that she thinks there are kids at her school who would carry out some of these threats. While nothing was found on campus and no threat carried out, incidents like these leave students with one worrisome question…should they feel safe?

Johnson thinks so. He said currently there is no reason to believe that the three recent incidents are related, but there is no evidence showing they are not. 

 

 

 

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