Jeffco schools see slight dealing in absences as some parents keep kids home until columbine day of remembrance passes

Most students came back to class the day after a search closed schools crosswise the Front Range, but a few parents are opting to keep their children home until the twentieth day of remembrance of the columbine shooting passes.

Hundreds of schools closed Wednesday as law social control looked for Sol Pais, an 18-year-old Florida woman who was aforementioned to be obsessed with columbine and carrying a shotgun. Pais was found dead of a unknown suicide Wednesday morning.

Diana Wilson, interpreter for Jeffco Public Schools, aforementioned the district won’t have final attendance numbers until Friday, but absences appeared to be up slightly.

A school secretary besides according to the district that some parents called and aforementioned they were keeping their children home Thursday and Friday, because they consider school to be less safe ahead of the day of remembrance Saturday, she aforementioned.

“They’re worried about school threats,” Wilson aforementioned.

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Abbe Smith, interpreter for the Cherry Creek School District, aforementioned that district had received “a couple” calls from parents who didn’t feel safe causation their children to school Thursday, but didn’t see a wave of absences.

“We’re at sort of the upper end of the average range,” she aforementioned.

A few parents around Colorado took to social media to report they were keeping their frightened children home, but most districts aforementioned attendance was roughly normal on Thursday.

Randy Barber, interpreter for the Boulder valley School District, aforementioned about 94 percentage of students were in class Thursday, which is about typical.

“Boulder valley School District did not experience a large decrease in student attendance, now that the crisis has been resolved,” he aforementioned.

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On Thursday, about 92 percentage of kids were in attendance in at schools in the Greeley-Evans School District, one of the most northern districts to call off classes on Wednesday. That’s average, interpreter Teresa Myers aforementioned.

“We haven’t seen any effect. Which is good,” she aforementioned.

Representatives for the Douglas County School District, Brighton School District 27J and Adams School District 14 all aforementioned that attendance was inside the normal range on Thursday.

Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest district, according that complete attendance information wouldn’t be available until Friday.

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