Miami and Houston schools open with extra police as threats spur ‘caution’

The Guardian is reporting that schools in Miami and Houston were open as normal on Thursday, despite receiving threats similar to those that shut down the Los Angeles Unified school district earlier this week.

The reaction of Los Angeles officials was largely ridiculed as an overreaction by school officials in other districts and law enforcement, who called similar threats in other cities “less than credible”.

Officials in Miami-Dade County urged parents to send their children to school on Thursday, as did officials in Houston, Texas.

“Parents are encouraged to send their children to their regularly scheduled classes,” Miami-Dade school officials said in a statement issued Thursday. Police and other law enforcement were deployed to the schools out of an “abundance of caution”, they added.

In Texas, officials called parents’ homes through an automated system, disclosing the threat, and adding, “As a precautionary measure … law enforcement officers are currently conducting random sweeps of school district buildings to ensure student safety,” the Houston Chronicle reported…

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It is very interesting to see the various approaches being taken in different areas to this wave of threats against schools in America.

Any conclusions on who is getting it right?

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