FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A note threatening a shooting at Lathrop high school caused the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District to put area schools under strict precautions today.
Many area schools secured exterior doors with curtains drawn, and held indoor recess.
For middle and high schools, students were not allowed to leave school buildings for lunch or free periods.
Local law enforcement also met students at the front entrance of Lathrop before they were allowed to enter.
The Normal attendance rate for Lathrop is 90%.
Today that was down to 43%.
The author of the note has not been identified, and an investigation is ongoing by local law enforcement.
Superintendent of Schools, Karen Gaborik, says that school activities will resume tomorrow.
Karen Gaborik; Superintendent of Schools>>"We're going to resume normal activities, normal classes tomorrow. Again we continue to work closely with law enforcement. So classes will be the same and activities will be the same. We had a specific threat in that note about today, so tomorrow we are going to work as hard as we can to go back to normal and students came forward and reported this so please talk to your children about letting us know if they here threats like this. If a student is thinking that this might be something that might get some attention, talk about the implications of that so we take it extremely seriously until we know otherwise."