Saturday, January 29, 2005


Death threats over cash stash keep kids home from school

`[A] student found as much as $100,000 and handed it out to other children, prompting threats to the children and their families to get the money back. [..]

Easterling said the money, which has not been reported stolen, is likely drug money.

She said that it’s been hard to determine the exact amount found. She said that detectives say it was at least in the thousands, and may range from $30,000 up to $100,000. [..]

On Thursday, there was a strong police presence at the school for first-graders through sixth-graders after a lockdown went into place for a time the day before as rumors swirled about the money and threats of a drive-by shooting [..]’

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