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originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: ReadLeader
They're probably using the "better be safe than sorry" approach
BUT the NBC article refers specifically to a backpack and all being safe, no mention of schools shutting down. It was this I was refering to as the LATimes article was not posted when I made my comment.
However the LATimes refers to a called in threat which is different
But I still stand by that threats (real called in threats) amount to nothing but disruption, if people are going to go through with a terror act they usually don't warn people beforehand
originally posted by: Missmissie173
a reply to: dragonlover12
Damn straight - all of the people at the briefing looked ill, pale and green around the gills!
To search over 900 schools? What a cluster.
My first thought was what are these "terrorist" (whomever they rep for) going to pull while they have so many LE tied up?
originally posted by: dragonlover12
a reply to: Missmissie173
I thought about the diversion too... but what really alarmed me was when they said some of the kids were already on buses headed for school.
This is not an action the officials would take lightly, for a HUGE number of reasons.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: dreamingawake
Um, isn't this sort of like telling the ones who plan attacks, "hey look, we can't keep up with this size of threat so this is how you cripple our ability to respond?"