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School Violence / Port Huron, Michigan / Bomb Scares / Allen, Texas #629692

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 17, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Port Huron, Michigan: Anne Thompson) The arrest of four teenagers in Port Huron, Michigan, for conspiring to commit mass murder at school reported; scenes shown from Holland Woods middle school. [Port Huron police Captain Brian MOELLER - describes part of the plot.] [Disguised STUDENT - says one of the suspects tried to buy a gun from him.] [Saint Clair County, Michigan, prosecutor Elwood BROWN - praises the children who came forward about the plot.] [Mother Terri KENDRICKS - hopes nothing will happen.] [Mother Kelly FORTENAU - says her daughter is staying home.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Allen, Texas: Jim Cummins) The high number of bomb threats at schools across the country reported; details given of the problems faced in Allen, Texas, schools. [Superintendent Barbara ERWIN - says her school will get ready for terrorists.] [PARENTS - express various views.] ["Concerned Parents for Safe Schools" Blaise CONWELL - talks about the lack of response from law enforcement.] [Security expert Joe BALLINO - says bomb threats are meant to terrorize the students and parents.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Fred Francis) The increasing emphasis on security at schools examined; scenes shown from a Maryland high school to illustrate security measures. [Principal Jim FISH - says students and parents need to see that schools will be safe.] [Garrett Metal Detectors Bob PODHRASKY - says he expects his company to be busy this summer.] [Executive director of School Administrators Paul HOUSTON - says many safety measures are band-aid solutions.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim;
Francis, Fred;
Thompson, Anne

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