School Fears on the Rise

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings and the eighth anniversary of Columbine High School killings, nervous school officials aren’t taking chances with even innocuous threats of violence by students who think they’re being funny, experts say. Although the number of so-called “terror” threats by students has recently increased nationwide, some parents say officials are overreacting. “Nine out of 10 threats are unfounded, but nobody wants to be No. 10,” one expert told The Inquirer. May 3,