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by Dave Gradijan

Bomb Threat Shuts Virginia School System

Oct 05, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

A bomb threat shut down eight public schools and hundreds of other religious schools and child-care centers in Virginia on Thursday, an Associated Press article on reports.

According to Culpeper Sheriff H. Lee Hart, the threat was called in to the county’s communications center at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The individual had a lengthy conversation, and in this conversation he said he was going to blow up schools,” Hart told the AP. “We do not know which schools or his plans. We don’t know a lot about this individual.”

The AP reports that state police used explosives-detecting dogs and bomb technicians to search the buildings on Thursday, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was called for assistance. Experts planned to sweep all the public school buildings and several private schools for bombs or other possible dangers.

Culpeper County Schools Superintendent David A. Cox told the AP that one couldn’t be too cautious, especially after three schools in three states have been hit by deadly attacks in the past two weeks. Several others have faced threats.

Compiled by Paul Kerstein

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