Attendance rebounds at Windham schoolsStaff Report | January 29,2013BRATTLEBORO — School attendance rebounded Tuesday in the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union a day after news of an unexplained potential threat caused nearly half of its 2,500 students to stay home.
Educators — learning from authorities that “a person who had previously made nonspecific threats regarding school-age people might be returning to the area” — decided to robocall families in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney and Vernon Sunday to report schools in their towns would lock all doors to outsiders Monday.
The recording’s last-minute nature and lack of specifics alarmed many parents still reeling from last month’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn. But after a full day of news reports explaining the situation, nearly 95 percent of students returned to classes Tuesday.
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