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To those making threats: Get a life

In my first nearly three years working for The Record-Times, I rushed to a local, quiet, rural school exactly zero times to cover breaking news of threats, violence and other issues plaguing other schools and communities around the country.

But in the past month, it’s happened on two different Wednesdays; once in April for a bomb threat emailed to Davenport superintendent Chad Prewitt and dozens of other supers around the state, and once last week for a so-called “jokester” who dialed 911 and told coordinator Brad Sweet he was going to go to the school with an AK-47.

Both instances were deemed...


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