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How Washington school districts identify threats

For the past two weeks, authorities and school officials in western Washington have been responding to threats at several schools in the region.

We spoke with the superintendent of the Bellevue School District on the difficult task of recognizing and triaging school threats. A difficult task that necessitates a 100 percent success rate.

This is the message that students and parents at Yelm High School received this morning, informing them that the district was closing school for the day while they investigated rumors of student threats.