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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:10 PM
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Potential threat to Ohio schools... A Rove trick?
Edited on Thu Sep-21-06 05:12 PM by Windy
Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Police receive threats against five area schools
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SALEM Schools Superintendent Stephen Larcomb said teachers and staff will be keeping an eye out for anything unusual in or around the district's school buildings this week after police received two calls that "something bad" would happen at Salem, Lisbon, Leetonia, Columbiana or Crestview schools.

Larcomb said he sent a letter home with pupils Tuesday to alert parents of the calls. He said some parents asked if children should stay home, a decision he said is up to parents.

"I have children in three different buildings, and they will be in school," Larcomb said Tuesday night.

He said there is no school for pupils Friday because of a staff in-service day.

"We try not to overreact, but we take things seriously. They just said 'something's going to happen,' so you just don't know. You can't even call that a bomb threat."

Salem police issued a press release Monday stating anyone with information should contact their local law enforcement agency.

The calls were made at 9:25 and 9:41 p.m. Monday from two pay phones in Columbiana, police said.

An unidentified man told police he was being forced by threat of harm to relate information given to him by another male the caller said he did not know.

The relayed message was that people should have a reason to be afraid now and gave a time frame of 1:39 a.m. Friday when the "something bad" would happen.

http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/29619829293...
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:13 PM
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1. Are any of those schools set to be used as polling places in Nov.?
A convenient excuse to shut them down (perhaps making it harder for some people to vote)?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:19 PM
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5. Ohio has moved nearly all polls out of schools
They put them in churches instead.
Win for the churches because they get paid for the use of the space. More of that faith based bull shit from the reich.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:15 PM
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2. Whose district is this?
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:18 PM
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3. here another article about the threats
http://www.morningjournalnews.com/news/articles.asp?art...

I would hope that this is not a ploy to scare the masses in Ohio just prior to the elections...
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:19 PM
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4. Las Cruces, New Mexico has also received threats...
though not to their schools; and their threats were accompanied by demand for ransom.

Las Cruces police warned residents Friday that someone threatened to randomly shoot people if city leaders failed to hand over what they described as a "substantial" ransom. link


Seems we have more to fear from our own home grown terrorists.

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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:32 PM
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6. You treat "terrorists" the same way you treat bullies...
ignore them. The mere fact that there is a reaction, that these pranks are taken seriously gives "them" a win.

Some dipwad makes a phone threat & shuts down a school, airport, mall or whatever. Home of the brave, my ass! We cower and piss our pants every time some mentally unstable nut case picks up a phone.
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