Within the past year, news of tragic school shootings and violence in schools have dominated the news. From the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, to more recent shootings in schools, we have all heard a great deal about a great deal of tragedy.
As a result, law enforcement now takes any kind of threat seriously. Because of this, a Long Island teenager has been arrested, after allegedly making threats to blow up the school, according to a report in Newsday.
Fortunately, an adult who heard the teenager make the alleged threat stepped in, preventing a possibly violent act. Unfortunately, many of these threats are often not taken seriously, and as a result, a violent act may occur.
In the future, it is important to report any threats very seriously, especially in these cases. We should always be brave enough to step up and try to prevent an act of violence before it occurs.
What would you do if you overheard a threat?