Threat rumor sinks Flagler Palm Coast High School attendance
The Daytona Beach News-Journal - almost 5 years
PALM COAST-- Despite rumors about a violent confrontation, students and staff said Friday was a "quiet day" at Flagler Palm Coast High School.
There were more deputies and district staff, but fewer students -- officials estimated 875 were absent, nearly three times as many as most days. Earlier this week, rumors circulated about gang members coming to campus on Friday, but school officials say they think a small number of students made up the story in hopes of getting out of class.
"School is running today just like any other day," Principal Jacob Oliva said Friday afternoon.
School parents received phone calls and email messages explaining there was apparently "no validity" to the rumors on Thursday. School staff concluded the story wasn't true after interviewing more than 300 students earlier this week. Nonetheless, the rumor spread quickly among students and parents, largely through social media sites.
Oliva said there's "always an opportunist" who just wan
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