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Students get free absence from school
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Students will not miss out on perfect attendance for missing school the day after a Facebook threat in which a person threatened to shoot students at a Warren County school.The Warren County School Board has decreed students who missed Feb. 7 would not be held accountable for the day, something Director of Schools Bobby Cox said was very important for students who would otherwise have perfect attendance.“We will waive that day for perfect attendance,” Cox said. “We can’t hold them accountable for something that was caused by the threat.”There were 2,908 students absent Feb. 7, the day after the threat was made on Facebook. The Facebook terrorist, now identified as Reece Elliott, 24, of England, said in his post he would take his father’s gun, shoot him and then come to the school and shoot 200 students before killing himself.Word of the post spread across social media here prompting a 700 percent spike in absentees the following day despite beefed up security on all school campuses.