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Threats prompt clearance of two LR high schools

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click to enlarge AT HALL HIGH: LRPD checking threat. - KARK
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KARK reports
that unspecified threats have prompted removal of students and staff from two high schools this morning — Little Rock Hall and McClellan — while buildings are searched.

An old fogey's tale: When I went to work for the Arkansas Gazette as a reporter in 1973, City Editor Bill Shelton had a standing rule that we did NOT report on bomb threats to schools or other public agencies. None ever proved valid. The theory was that publicizing the threats — evacuations and the like — only encouraged more malicious hoaxes. Same thing for false fire alarms. (Remember fire alarm boxes?)

Different world today.

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