Joe Albero John, I am the Owner of Salisbury News, there's been quite the stir over the past three days referencing bomb threats in public schools. Fox News is questioning if possible terrorists are trying to see the response times from first responders. Wicomico County, MD. refused to evacuate the children in two schools that received bomb threats and the Sheriffs Office does not have a bomb sniffing K-9. Do you know what the PROTOCOL is in your district referencing removing students during such threats. What are your thoughts on this matter?
Congressman John Carney Joe, I haven't had a chance to look into this issue because it's mostly handled at the state level, but I'm glad you brought it up and I'll further investigate what the protocols are. I do know, in the state of Delaware we established protocols after 9/11 about the appropriate ways to keep kids safe at schools. Also, the Delaware state police has conducted trainings with school personnel for various threat scenarios. Each district had to come up with a comprehensive safety plan. Bottom line is, when parents send their kids off to school they need to know they're safe from harm.