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Proviso Probe

Monday, September 18, 2006

ED, was there a bomb scare at Proviso East? [D209]

A source told me that today there was a bomb scare at Proviso East, although the students were not evacuated.

I think it probably makes sense not to evacuate in cases of bomb threats against schools. How often is there a real bomb associated with the threat?

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6 Comments:

  • I disagree I think it is fool hardy not to evacuate the building.If one person,student,teacher or employee is hurt with a bomb explosion, then we'd be talking why did'nt they evacuate?
    Also I think it's time to call in the FBI to help investigate these numerous incidents of frequent bomb scares at Proviso .
    I wonder, when will Theresa Kelly stop calling in fake bomb threats? Just because she can't be Board President, does'nt make it right to continue with these Bomb threats!

    By Anonymous Stop Theresa Kelly before its to late, at 5:30 PM, September 18, 2006  

  • stkbitl,

    If I recall correctly (IIRC) there were fights outside the school when Proviso East was evacuated for a bomb scare.

    The administration should weigh the low probability of the threat being genuine against the much higher probability something bad will happen getting students out and in the building and keeping them outside.

    Among other things, if the school doesn't evacuate it lowers the likelihood of future bomb threats.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 8:30 PM, September 18, 2006  

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    By Blogger welch_is_a_coon, at 8:50 PM, September 18, 2006  

  • No comments about the sex lives of public figures.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 9:02 PM, September 18, 2006  

  • The decision not to evacuate, nor to inform the general staff of a threat, probably reflects decision-making straight from the top. Me thinks it was a gutsy call and perhaps indicative of the new environment that is likely to prevail henceforth.

    It would seem logical that, given the level of security, the possibility of an actual bomb being on the premises was low. Odds are greater that this incident was the product of low-level mischief maker(s). Thus the call, which had the effect of keeping any disruption to a minimum.

    Apparently administrators have the option to act as they feel justified in matters of this nature. I wasn't aware of such leeway.

    I wonder how their insurance carriers feel about such activity. I wonder if legal dept. was consulted in the matter. Assuming all bases were indeed covered, that's just the way it is. No rogue administrators here.

    Keep moving along?

    By Anonymous Mrs. Dash, at 11:30 PM, September 18, 2006  

  • I think they're a common occurance at many HS, especially in springtime and before finals.

    By Blogger Bill Baar, at 8:17 AM, September 19, 2006  

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