‘Gun’ comment raises fears at high school

Tensions high in aftermath of massacre in Florida

County authorities say they’re still investigating last week’s gun scare at Nottoway High School, which reported a total of 180 absences on Thursday due to parents’ concerns about the safety of their children.

The high school’s enrollment is 595, meaning 30% of the students were no-shows on Thursday.

A reported comment about a gun -- in the aftermath of the Feb. 14th school massacre that killed 17 in Parkland, Florida and wounded 14 others -- is being blamed for the Nottoway fears.

Authorities say no gun was found, and school officials say they have no reason to believe that a gun was at school.


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