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No leads in threatening letter sent to school

By adriana_acosta
Jan. 5, 2011 at 7:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 4, 2011 at 7:05 p.m.


BAY CITY - No arrests had been made and no additional information was available Wednesday, pertaining to the threatening letter that was sent to Bay City Independent School District.

The district has taken precautionary measures to insure the safety of students, staff and faculty, according to the school district's website.

"Attendance for the school on Wednesday was at 67 percent, compared to Tuesday's attendance of 50 percent," said Allison Sliva, public information officer for the district.

The letter, addressed to Superintendent Keith Brown, was received on Dec. 28 during the Christmas holiday break

The letter writer outlined nine "rules" for the district to follow, including no talking unless told to and detention given to students and staff who violate the rules. The letter also threatened to kill students if rules were not followed.

"We are going over all the possible leads we have, but have no vital suspects," said Roger Barker, Bay City police chief.

The FBI has offered their assistance, but Barker said they are not involved yet because it is not a federal crime.

"They have offered their assistance, but we are letting the Texas Rangers investigate first," he said.

The Texas Rangers have been working with local law enforcement in Bay City, he said.

Superintendent Keith Brown asked that anyone with information about the letter or the writer to contact the school district's police Chief Leroy Cunningham Jr. at 979-245-1856 or the school district's hotline number at 979-429-6219.

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