Bomb Threats By the Numbers

It might seem like there have been a lot of bomb threats in schools lately – that’s because there has…

Let’s look at the stats for JUST TODAY – October 20, 2015 – as of 10:30 p.m. EST….

  • 20 different schools in 9 different states were threatened with a bomb today

  • 14 of these were elementary schools (70%), 1 middle school and 5 high schools

  • 9 of the 19 threats – 45% - were in Ohio.

October 19 was a slow day by comparison – only 8 bomb threats, of which 25% were in Ohio.

There certainly are a number of questions we could raise about this alarming trend, but let’s just ask one directly to our educators – when was the last time you had any training in preventing or responding to bomb threat incidents? The silence is deafening….