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New threat-reporting system started

Calling it a way to “stop a threat and possibly save lives,” Lunenburg County Public Schools will allow for anonymous reporting about threats through the system’s website.

Beginning Monday, anyone wishing to inform the system about a serious threat will be able to use a “Report a Threat Anonymously” quicklink  at the bottom of the website’s main page.

Once the threat is reported, key staff members are alerted, a statement noted.

“Lunenburg County Public Schools takes threats seriously” Superintendent is Charles M. Berkley, Jr. said in a statement.

“There is an epidemic of violent school threats in our nation today. Of course this causes fear and frustration for educators, students, parents, and the community at large. The majority of threats do turn out to be hoaxes, but some are real.”

The system is thanking the community in advance “for using this service wisely for the safety of our schools and the community.”