Students Return To School

By: Angela Sparkman
By: Angela Sparkman

Some students were back today after an eastern Kentucky school was locked down Friday following an alleged threat to kill several students and a teacher.
"That's a pretty sight to me," says Magoffin County High School Principal Tony Skaggs. "To see all those kids in the hallway"
He says he is happy to see students in the building after an alleged school shooting threat sent most of them home last week.
Skaggs says half of the more than 700 students came to school on Monday. School security was as high as Friday, but school administrators and police weren't taking any chances.

"We have more people in the hallway today to escort them between classes" says Skaggs.

"I think she's real safe here." says Parent Earl Howard. "It's a real tragedy what's happened but i think the school is real safe for her to be in."
School officials say the teen who police say was planning a shooting is still in custody. The principal says the teacher and security officer allegedly threatened were back at school. They can't release any information about the four students allegedly targeted.
But Skaggs believes the school is safe and says he's working to calm fears and dispel class rumors.
"I've seen a lot more smiles on faces from kids today" says Skaggs.
Smiles he hopes school can go back to normal.
School officials say CATS testing starts on Wednesday and they hope all the students are back so they can get started.

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