Thursday, August 26, 2004

Bomb Scares at Cedar Ridge High

It will only take one ... one real pipe bomb, one kid with an arm blown to bits to drive home the reality that every single time a bomb threat is phoned in school officials must react swifty and seriously. Thankfully, Cedar Ridge High School's staff knows this and as several threats have been called in just this week, they have properly evacuated the buildings and searched as needed to assure students and staff that returning indoors was safe.

Kudos to Principal Alisa McLean for offering a reward to students for infomation leading to an arrest -- there have been two this week and we're all hopeful this will calm things down. The school and the district should hear from parents -- from all of us, that we appreciate their vigilence in this post-Columbine world.

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