recent threat received at the North Fork School District was not an
isolated or rare event, according to statistics. There have been a
number of other threats at Ohio schools. This past Wednesday there were
bomb threats at at least four schools in southwestern Ohio. Two of the
threats were at school districts in Butler County. Fortunately, the
threats turned out to be unsubstantiated.
recent events are part of a trend in Ohio placing it as the number one
state for school threats in a report done by National School Safety and
Security Services in Cleveland. The president of the institution, Ken
Trump, reportedly said that 800 violent school threats were studied over
five months. Ohio topped the list as the state receiving the most
Many of these threats are being made through electronic
devices that are difficult to track. In the most recent threats,
schools reported that they were called in using a computer generated or
digital sounding voice.
Ohio Homeland Security is working to monitor the situation.
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