- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Hoover school officials say hundreds of students failed to show up for class days after suicide notes written by a teen were found on campus.

Hoover High School spokesman Jason Gaston tells Al.com (https://bit.ly/1Zm8Uq5 ) about 600 of the school’s 2,950 students were marked absent Friday.

Police Capt. Gregg Rector says identical suicide notes were found Monday in the boys’ restrooms on each floor of the school. Rector has said the writer threatened to commit suicide on campus Friday.

Police said the student had been identified after interviews on Thursday and authorities were working to connect him with the appropriate resources.

Gaston says school officials respect parents’ decisions to keep students home after the notes were found and Rector says the situation has been resolved.


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