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Santa Margarita Catholic HS Students Report Threat Against School

A big congratulations to the students of Santa Margarita Catholic High School for doing the right thing and confidentially reporting an apparent threat against the school.  Story from NBC News here.  It’s a relief to know that the threat was not credible, but it is nevertheless disturbing that threatening gun violence is becoming a common way of expressing adolescent grievances.  If they do not already, every high school in the County ought to have a text-a-tip system in place.  It can save lives.

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