FOX19 - It seems like every day now we hear about a school on lockdown because of some type of threat.
In fact, law enforcement in Lebanon and Warren County responded to a school threat every single day last week. These threats have to be taken seriously--costing our government time and money, disruption of the school system and plenty of anxiety for parents.
The Warren County Prosecutor, David Fornshell, says he's now at the end of his rope, and we can't blame him. Over the past year, there have been more than 17 juveniles—just in his county—charged with making school related threats. He even took to Facebook, pleading with parents to talk to their kids.
This has gone way beyond student pranks. In most cases, these students are charged with felonies.
Something has to be done. Asking for parents to "talk" to their kids doesn't seem to be working.
Consider this—maybe parents should face fines or charges themselves if their children are convicted of the crimes.