Now, it is being reported that the threat was an email; so this shows often, 9 or 8 times out of 10, these threats are not real. It would not surprise me if this threat does not amount to anything more than a hoax but we need to use caution nonetheless.
“An overabundance of caution.”
These were our school superintendent’s words describing the decision to close the schools and I understand their concern in light of recent events. Better safe than sorry.
last year we had someone leaving electronic messages of threats against individual schools in our town. eventually, they were apprehended and were traced far away from where we live by thousands of miles.
Unfortunately, this is a way for a terrorist group to cause havoc. Call/email a backpack bomb scare, anytime they want, which is ‘hopefully’ a hoax. They can continue doing the same for as long as they want to disrupt anywhere they target.
I can see this happening and cyber-war is a big deal, the Syrian Deputy Minister warned of ISIS infiltrating the refugees, it is hilarious that regime apologists seem to defend some sort of liberal interpretation of migrations when it pertains to the West, the countries they are so critical of; that’s why there seems to be a lack of consistency in their positions. I think they actually just want to see the West harmed because it is interesting in turn to see what nations are not accepting refugees, the ones they are for.
Ted Koppel has written on what cyber terrorists could do, they could in fact, inflict a lot of damage, say freeze up banks and so on.
I graduated high school in 1994 and remember it being VERY RARE for a bomb threat or any threat to be called into a school, I cant ever remember it happening while I was at school, but nowadays, its almost common for students to do this, Ive heard of it happening in our district many times, NONE of them were real threats though.
I agree they have to be cautious, especially schools or other places where there are lots of young kids, but they are going a bit overboard in some cases, like when they call police or expel students for very minor things ( many examples in recent headlines of this).
This is exactly what the REAL terrorists want…they want us to be frightened, for us to call police on the first sign of anything remotely suspicious, they seek to change our way of life, our lawmakers and politicians tell us all the time not to be scared, not to change our lives in response, but they are doing that very thing…I guess the old statement rings true “Do as I say, not as I do”.