MAY — Rampant rumors about an unfounded report of a threat made last fall led to a drop in attendance at the May school district Thursday, school Superintendent Mike Carter said.
    Carter estimated that attendance Thursday was around 70 percent and was down “a little” Friday. School officials notified law enforcement after learning a threat had been made in September or October.
    “There was a threat made that was dealt with immediately,” Carter said. He said the threat was made by an individual who was “not thinking.”
    “I think there was a reference to Columbine,” Carter said, referring to the April 20, 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
    “We investigated. Law enforcement did their investigation. Nothing turned up,” Carter said.