It was encouraging to see parents of Timberline High School students last week rallying around educators and police as they attempted to track down a ne'er-do-well who has disrupted classes all month with repeated bomb threats. Making threats to a school is a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and police arrested a suspect Thursday.
At an informational meeting Tuesday evening, some parents offered to serve as chaperones during the school day while others dug into their pockets to boost the reward for the capture of the responsible individual to $1,700.
Throughout this terrible ordeal, the school district has done a good job of keeping parents informed of the latest information.
It's not easy to control rumors in a high school with 1,500 students and educators. Parents heard those rumors, too, yet kept their cool, asked pointed questions and voiced their support for school administrators and law enforcement officers.
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The last day of school for most students is Thursday. Let us hope the arrest of the sophomore has ended the turbulent times at Timberline.