Local superintendent speaks on how schools deal with threats - KMOV.com

Local superintendent speaks on how schools deal with threats

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Outside of the Cahokia High School after a threat was made on social media Wednesday night (Credit: KMOV) Outside of the Cahokia High School after a threat was made on social media Wednesday night (Credit: KMOV)
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One Metro East superintendent said it can be difficult at times to give out a harsher punishment to a student that makes a threat.

Recently, a 14-year-old accused of making a threat against Cahokia High School was charged. Cahokia Schools Superintendent Art Ryan says he recalls threats in which nobody was charged.

“I understand the logic of trying to make laws so kids stay in school and get the education they need. But there are times the bad actors need to be dealt with,” Ryan said.

City, county and school leaders met this week with the St. Clair County State’s Attorney to look for ways to hold those making threats responsible.

“Legally, we can’t do a lot of things to the parents, like fines or anything because you can’t really force someone else to be responsible for the actions of another person,” said Ryan.

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