Let's take a minute and talk about the most common excuse that follows a threat of violence in a school - "Oh I was just kidding". It's interesting to note that "I was just joking about that bomb" doesn't seem to fly with TSA agents and airport officials (pardon the awful pun!).
We need to have some serious conversations about how not-funny threatening to shoot up the school really is. Given the tragic history of school violence in America, no one should be able to hide behind the excuse that a threat of violence is a laughing matter.
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