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He had them Thursday because Stotts decided to keep all three of his kids home from Warren County Schools because of a threat posted on Facebook.
"There's been so much going on and so many things happen we didn't feel safe with that threat out there," said Stotts.
Apparently a lot of parents felt that way.
Districtwide 44% of students were absent. Normally that number is around 5% to 6%.
"The post reflected something to the effect of violence at the high school," said Warren County Schools Director Bobby Cox.
Cox says that post was left on the Facebook page of a student who died in a car accident last fall.
In response, the District added extra security at every school Thursday and will again Friday.
Officials also searched bags at the high school.
"I have 2 daughters who go to school in Warren County in our schools and I felt safe enough both were in our building's today," said Cox.
Some parents believe even more precaution was needed.
"I think they should've canceled school. I really do," said Efrain Rivera.
Other parents are frustrated they weren't told personally.
The district did not call parents Wednesday night to let them know about the threat and it didn't send home letters with students Thursday.
"We really didn't want to heighten the panic by sending something out from the school district when we really didn't know what we were facing," said Cox.
The TBI is now trying to figure that part out.
Until they do, Stotts isn't sure when his kids will be back in school.
"It depends on where they get, what they come up with. I've got several family members in law enforcement and I'll check with them," said Stotts.
Baseness will be excused for students on Thursday but not Friday.
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Storms from Okla. weakening as they move to Tenn.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The storm system that brought devastation to central Oklahoma is expected to weaken before moving into Tennessee.
The National Weather Service included the western half of Tennessee in an area that has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms through Wednesday morning.
Meteorologist Brittney Coleman with the NWS office in Nashville said high wind and hail are the major threats with the storm system. The probability of severe storms is most likely from the Mississippi River to Interstate 65.
NWS forecaster John Sirmon in the Memphis office said rain falling Tuesday morning in West Tennessee will help ensure the approaching heavier line of thunderstorms doesn't run into unstable air. The line is expected to move across the Mississippi River between 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday.
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