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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.
Saturday, February 9 2013, 01:19 PM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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