easy child just began texting again. SInce the threat at her HS last week, 3 MORE schools as of last nite had threats, none canceled classes, but one did evacuate..... the situation has caused some problems, and easy child herself now has been told - her absence due to bomb threat is causeing her to not be permitted now to go to her senoir class day college reg day at her college......could affect sr prom end of this week, and could even create problems in her class as far as possibly being dropped? GRR. The bomb threat absence too her to the limit of absences, nevermind she had mono, pneumonia, docs notes, was on a school trip out of the country, - the bomb threat put her over the limit. Turns out 80% of the students at her school stayed home last Fri after the bomb threat that was found on Wed for a bomb for Fri, and then the unexplained electricity outtage there Thurs and the failure of back up generators. Worse, a kid was found 2 years ago with a bomb at her school- and less than a month ago a kid was found with a bomb at HS in next town over......so after the elec went off everyone here was understandably freaked.but now those 80% kids are getting backlash for staying home Fri. Well, today easy child said they are once again locked IN......cannot leave the classrooms they are in- not forbathroom, not to change classes not for lunch, plus she had makeup work to do due to last Fri..and they are not permitting that, either. BUT so far the school is not telling the kids WHY they are in extreme lockdown. BUT------all the kids did notice they are ALL texting and calling parents and have been since last WED- and while cell phones are NOT permitted at school at all, even the teachers are frantically texting and calling out and not careing at all that all the kids are, too. So- it sounds like since last Wed really, very little education has been able to go on in our district, lots of anger, fear, even some hysteria....a lot of commotion..... In our paper this week, there was an article saying some authority has said it is best NOT to evacuate in a bomb threat situation........when I was at police meeting Mon (it is a monthly thing) I asked why that was, but our police chief refused to answer....all he would say was it is not HIS call, it is up to each place where a bomb threat has been made.....the next day in paper, police chief was quoted saying "it is near end of year, kids do not want to be IN school, they want days off" <sigh> THese kids are scared half to death....so much violence, and some so close to them, as it is....and there they are locked IN. :-( Of course I do not have any answers, but it sure makes me sad and nervous.