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Students, community members gather to pray at Athens High School after threats

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ATHENS, Ala. - Students at Athens High School gathered at their school Wednesday evening after two consecutive days of threats at the school. Organizers wanted to bring the community together and help people to feel safe in the school.

School activities have been interrupted twice this week because of threats. On Tuesday, someone reportedly found a threat written on a bathroom wall. Then Wednesday, the school was evacuated because of a bomb threat someone called in. The students were sent home for the day on Wednesday.

Student Gracyn Hargrove is a Junior at the school and helped to organize the event. "We just want to encourage everyone that we're safe and that God's in control and that it's in His plan and we just want to lift it up in prayer," said Hargrove.

More than 100 students, teachers and parents attended the prayer service. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson was also in attendance.

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