Idle threats are real threats

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School, police take all malicious comments seriously

By Ashley Sutter

 Two Kentucky school districts, including Shelby County, made national headlines last week after it was discovered a former student was planning a possible attack.

Tragically, school-related violence continues to be on the rise.

According to the Educator’s School Safety Network, there were at least 3,380 threats recorded in the 2017-18 school year, a 62 percent increase from 2,085 threats in the 2016-17 school year.

And the current number incidents is even more alarming, with a 113 percent increase this past school year.

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