MORRIS (AP) -- Classes were canceled at the Morris Area High School on Friday while police studied items recovered in a search made after a student allegedly made threats on a school bus.
Police Chief Jim Beauregard said officers were called to the school Thursday to investigate the threats allegedly made by the student last week. He said the school called in police after starting its own investigation.
Beauregard said the police investigation was focusing on whether a hit list existed. He said no arrests had been made and the investigation was continuing.
In Faribault on Friday, nearly 1,000 high school and middle school students skipped school apparently after days of rumors about an impending Columbine-like attack.
School officials said 750 out of 1,240 high school students didn't show up for class while 217 out of 989 middle school students stayed home. Rumors apparently started after school officials told students that two school-owned walkie talkies were missing.
No incidents were reported at either school.
Friday marked the second anniversary of when two students at Columbine High School in Colorado shot and killed 12 students and a teacher before committing suicide.
In Fairmont, about 300 students stayed home after the phrase "die all 4:20" was found in graffiti at the high school.
Principal Curt Busch said about one-third of the school's 900 students did not attend school Friday.
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