As another wave of bomb threats target schools across Ohio, at least one security expert believes schools are being evacuated too often.
In fact, automatically evacuating schools gives power to the person making the threat.
In Kentucky, Kenton County school officials say they will continue to follow their emergency plan and evacuate the school if officials receive bomb threats as it did last week at Summit View Academy in Independence."That's a risk we can't take.
No evidence of a bomb was found on school property.Homeland security officials notified Ohio Department of Education staff and FBI agents of the threats. The decision to evacuate is left to local officials, as there is no statewide policy.Each administrator established their own protocols for emergencies, said Dan Tierney, spokesman for Ohio Attorney General Mike De Wine.In practice, the reactions of schools can be vastly different.West Clermont Local Schools responded to a threat earlier this month by temporarily clearing the school and searching it for a bomb.That person often wants to see their actions cause disruptions, said Ken Trump, president of the National School Safety and Security Services, a Cleveland-based consulting firm.