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600 Absent at Hoover High School After Suicide Notes Left

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About 600 students at Alabama's Hoover High School were reported absent on Friday after suicide notes were found in the school's restrooms earlier in the week.

The absent students, making up about 20 percent of Hoover's 2,950 student body, apparently were reacting to the notes saying a student planned to kill himself at the school on Friday, said AL.com.

The notes were found in the boy's restrooms on all three floors of the school building last Monday. Authorities said no other students were threatened in the notes and no weapons were mentioned.

Hoover Police Capt. Gregg Rector told AL.com that police on Thursday identified the student who wrote the notes.

"We believe this student likely acted alone and it's not appropriate at this time to judge his actions or behavior,'' said Rector. "Our primary focus at this point, along with school officials, is to guide this young man and his family towards appropriate resources."

WIAT-TV reported authorities were able to identify the student after going through surveillance footage at the school. Hoover school officials told the television station that the student was questioned about the notes and eventually confessed to writing and distributing them.

Rector had told WIAT-TV earlier that authorities were not sure if the notes were from a troubled student asking for help, or a hoax.

"We certainly understand, though, that this has been a stressful week for students, parents and school employees," Rector told AL.com. "The sad reality is that we live in uncertain times and occasionally we're faced with events beyond our control."

"We prevent what we can, and when situations occur we confront those issues and deal with them as best we know how. It's time to put this one behind us and move on." 

The suicide notes appeared at Hoover just days after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon where 10 people died and nine others were injured.


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