[Vision2020] Threatening notes found at Moscow's Russell Elementary

Paul Rumelhart paul.rumelhart at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 13:53:26 PST 2015

Well, I guess the kids need to learn about political correctness and
overreaction by authorities at some point in their lives.  Might as well be


On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:

> Courtesy of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.
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> Threatening notes found at Moscow's Russell Elementary; school on
> 'modified lockdown'
> Russell Elementary School in Moscow is on modified lockdown today after
> school officials were made aware of handwritten notes found Monday
> threatening harm to others at the school.
> “From the handwriting and content we believe it was a student,” Moscow
> School District Superintendent Greg Bailey said.
> Bailey said the writer allegedly threatened to bring a weapon to school
> because he or she hates school and reading. Teachers assembled after
> classes Monday to examine the note and try to identify the penmanship,
> Bailey said.
> He said the Moscow Police Department spoke to a few students and their
> families but were unable to make a determination.
> The modified lockdown at Russell consists of exterior doors being locked
> during school hours and when children are outside and placing extra support
> staff with students.
> Bailey said three plainclothes detectives and some police officers will
> keep an increased presence at the school in the meantime.
> Lt. Dave Lehmitz said the investigation is continuing and police and
> school officials will assess the possibility of continued precautions as
> the day goes on.
> “We hope anyone with information will contact the Moscow Police
> Department,” Lehmitz said. “First and foremost is the safety of children
> and staff.
> To provide information to the police about this situation, call (208)
> 882-COPS.
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> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
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> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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