NASRO executive director Mo Canady provided an expert’s perspective on school safety after a rash of threats phoned to San Diego high schools kept more than 21,000 students in locked-down classrooms as police systematically swept 11 campuses.
“You’re typically dealing with someone who is looking to disrupt the normal flow, looking for a little bit of a thrill,” Mo told the San Diego Union-Tribune for a Sep. 17, 2015 story on the incidents. “I’m not aware of a modern-day case of someone calling the school announcing a threat and there actually being a threat or a device,” Mo continued. “At the same time, you have to take it seriously. The last thing you want is to gloss over something like that and have something bad happen.”
Police found no suspicious devices or people on any of the campuses.