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    Default GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    Something like 6 GA schools received calls of an active shooter. Some of them went into lock down. SWAT was called.

    It was apparently well-organized and some sources say it ran across multiple states.

    At least one school had students who simply left believing that their school would be the site of the next active shooter, not knowing it was a hoax.

    I am trying to imagine a sentence, a penalty, that is appropriate to this kind of behavior. I can't. I suppose we should be grateful it was just a hoax, but I want to see some memorable payback for this kind of behavior.

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    Default Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    This happened here a couple of weeks ago. Four schools.
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    Well, the Reich has been inundating the country in gunz for decades . .

    are they blameless ??

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    Default Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    A threat of terrorism is the same as the act in some jurisdictions.

    Of course it need not be a domestic actor, but the parochilaism suggests it is.

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    Default Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    When I was in high school, it was bomb threats.

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    Are they using those Georgia schools as polling places?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Are they using those Georgia schools as polling places?
    My thought exactly, Canoez. And if so, who would benefit from the polls being shut down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UCanoe_2 View Post
    My thought exactly, Canoez. And if so, who would benefit from the polls being shut down?
    We all know that low voter turnout benefits Republicans.
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    Default Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    When I was in high school, it was bomb threats.
    Me too. Then they usually called a fire drill. I still remember standing outside in the cold, waiting to be let back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Are they using those Georgia schools as polling places?

    I think it would be unusual to use schools as polling places when school is in session. Around here they do a “work from home” day when polls are open at schools.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    We all know that low voter turnout benefits Republicans.

    That part of GA is pretty red. If either candidate would benefit from a lower turnout due to this it would be Warnock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    I think it would be unusual to use schools as polling places when school is in session. Around here they do a “work from home” day when polls are open at schools.


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    Where I live, public schools are among the locations used as polling places. I can't say that I recall the schools being closed for polling day. These buildings typically have separate entrances for the polling locations - cafeterias or gymnasiums. Security is posted to keep voters from wandering into the rest of the school building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    That part of GA is pretty red. If either candidate would benefit from a lower turnout due to this it would be Warnock.


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    The article mentions that the calls were "across Georgia". However, if focused in "Red" areas, you can be sure it will be used as an excuse by Republicans that the voting process wasn't fair.
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    #6: Exactly. I put NOTHING past Republicans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    When I was in high school, it was bomb threats.
    Yes, but the difference is that very few schools actually had bombs. In fact, I can't remember any. School shootings are altogether too real, so the fear in the minds of the students and teachers is very real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    The article mentions that the calls were "across Georgia". However, if focused in "Red" areas, you can be sure it will be used as an excuse by Republicans that the voting process wasn't fair.

    As I mentioned previously, it is very unlikely that these schools are early voting locations if students are in school.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    When I was in high school, it was bomb threats.
    Just what I was about to say. Dicey times back then. Good thing everything has settled down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Me too. Then they usually called a fire drill. I still remember standing outside in the cold, waiting to be let back in.
    I am old enough to remember "Duck and Cover!" though my school district seemed to mostly blow it off

    And don't get me started on that stupid turtle !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    As I mentioned previously, it is very unlikely that these schools are early voting locations if students are in school.


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    Huh. Really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    That part of GA is pretty red. If either candidate would benefit from a lower turnout due to this it would be Warnock.


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    That part of Georgia
    a dozen school districts outside of Chatham County were impacted by the shooting hoaxes, including Baldwin, Burke, Early, Wayne, Muscogee, Coffee, Ware, Camden, Valdosta City, Vidalia City, Glynn, Lowndes, Bartow and Toombs counties.
    It is 284 miles as the crow flies from Brunswick, Georgia to Cartersville and the crow would fly over Atlanta according to Google maps. "That part of Georgia" includes most of the state.

    Also recently the same thing has happened in Alabama and North Carolina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post

    Those are not all early voting locations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    That part of Georgia

    It is 284 miles as the crow flies from Brunswick, Georgia to Cartersville and the crow would fly over Atlanta according to Google maps. "That part of Georgia" includes most of the state.

    Also recently the same thing has happened in Alabama and North Carolina.

    None of those counties include Atlanta. None of the bombshell threats were in Atlanta.


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    Catastrophe drills in schools seems like a pretty good idea to me . . .

    Most of ya seem to think that humanity can repeatedly tiptoe right up to the edge of nuclear war, and it will never happen.

    I hope you are correct, but doubt it.

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    In October, at least 14 high schools in Florida received bogus active shooter reports. In September and October, at least 28 states, including Florida, reported hoax calls made to 911 about active shooters on campus. NPR estimates that nearly 200 schools were targeted during that time frame.

    One national security expert, Jason Blazakis, told NPR he believes the calls might be coming from Ethiopia.

    The latest round of hoax reports is the latest example of how just one person can pose a serious threat to national security.

    In November, the FBI said a single juvenile was responsible for most of the racially motivated threats of violence targeting historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from January 4 through February 1.

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    Default Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    Maybe a good precedent for penalizing hoax "active shooter" calls is this one:

    "If a person is found guilty of making a hoax call to the Coast Guard, a person can face up to 6 years in prison, a $250,000 criminal fine, a $5,000 civil fine and reimbursement to the Coast Guard for the cost of performing the search"
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    ^ Sounds like it should be the law of the land.
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