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Online Threats Keep 559 Kids Home from Russellville Middle School

Police and RSD officials performed a security sweep around 6 a.m. Tuesday to ensure the buildings and lockers were secure.
RUSSELLVILLE, AR -- School District officials say attendance was down by more than 550 students the day after Russellville Middle School was locked down due to bomb and gun threats posted online early Monday morning.

According to FOX16.com content partner RiverValleyLeader.com, Russellville School District (RSD) Communications Coordinator Ashley Snellenberger says attendance was down to 233 on Tuesday, compared to 792 on Monday.

Police and RSD officials performed a security sweep around 6 a.m. Tuesday to ensure the buildings and lockers were secure, according to the district's Facebook page.

Investigators are still trying to track down the anonymous student who made the threat.

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