Threats Against Black Students Found at Washington State's Elma High

Threats Against Black Students Found at Washington State's Elma High

Published March 8, 2010

ELMA, Wash. (AP) — School officials in the southwest Washington town of Elma say graffiti threatening the lives of three black students was found on a bathroom mirror at Elma High School.

The Daily World in Aberdeen says the Thursday incident prompted school officials to call police and send a letter home to parents.

An anonymous text message also was sent to the school, threatening a shooting. Elma police Lt. Richard Fletcher says six officers were at the school at one point Friday, but no incidents occurred. Police don't know if the text message and graffiti are related.

Elma Superintendent Howard King says the district takes the threats very seriously and is conducting an investigation.

Written by <P>MIKE BAKER, Associated Press Writer</P>

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