Classes in some schools around the country were canceled today because of threats of violence on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.
School closings include:
-- Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colo., less than 20 miles away from Columbine. Authorities were tipped off to a possible threat, but found nothing after a search. District spokeswoman Debbie Lynch would not elaborate but said the threat made ''no reference to Columbine whatsoever.''
-- All schools in the Barron district of northern Wisconsin. Superintendent Vita Sherry said there had been rumors of potential violence last week and April 20 had been circulated as a possible date.
-- Epping High School in Epping, N.H., where police said a threat that people would die on April 20 was scrawled on the school's bathroom wall.
Other schools received threats but remained open.
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