Chicago Area Schools And Authorities On Alert After Parkland
In the wake of the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, there have been a number of safety threats at schools in the greater Chicago area. Many of them end up being nothing more than teenagers blowing off steam or making a bad joke, but the threat of copycat attacks is a real concern, and parents, teachers, administrators and law enforcement are grappling with how to respond, whether to cancel school, and how to project calm during a time when the nation and our schools are on edge. Morning Shift looks into the spate of safety threats in our area and how they are being handled.
Ted Gregory, Chicago Tribune reporter