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School Bomb Threats (An idea)
« on: March 04, 2016, 04:49:23 PM »
http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2016/03/another_string_of_bomb_threats_reported_at_bergen.html

There has been a rash of bomb threats lately at Hackensack Public Schools (and other town schools), particularly at the high school.  The threats are disruptive to students, teachers, parents, first-responders, etc.  They are very costly in terms of overtime, lost wages and extra school hours, - not to mention a bunch of scared grade-school-ers in "lock-down".

Here's my idea which I'm sharing with anyone who will listen: Pre-register all incoming calls and emails.  The technology exists on several phone systems or can be custom built.  The school could establish a computer list of allowed callers (vendors, teachers, etc.) Parents and guardians would then be instructed to go online and register their number. Their number would need to be matched to the School's Parent/Guardian Master List. Any other outside caller would need to register for the call to go through.  All other calls are blocked. Same for emails. The software is free.

Is this inconvenient? Yes.  Are bomb threats more inconvenient? Yes.

The perpetrators will never be caught unless someone turns them in.  Then, anyone else can do it in the future.  Burner phones and IP re-routing are just too easy. 

It is very unlikely bombs will get into the schools. If they do, its because someone is very, very determined.  In that case, all bets are off and there won't be a threat. It'll just happen.

The real harm is in the threat itself.  Preventing the threat prevents the harm. 
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Re: School Bomb Threats (An idea)
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 12:03:27 AM »
There was a bomb threat at the middle school after-school program today which caused an evacuation. Anyone with information should call Hackensack Police Department.