544 NHS students absent after rumors of gang violence

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 2:13pm

Nacogdoches, TX — Though some parents had heard of fights and guns on Nacogdoches ISD campuses Friday, officials said rumors of such instances were not true.
Nacogdoches ISD Policy Specialist Mason Moses said attendance was down Friday after students and parents heard rumors of a possible fight which might be gang related.
“Attendance today was 66 percent, and we typically run about 95 percent,” Moses said Friday afternoon. “We have 1,697 students enrolled at the high school and 544 were absent.”
At least 12 NHS students were sent to the district’s alternative education program this past week for fighting, Superintendent Fred Hayes said Thursday.
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