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Our view: In emergencies, officials urge calm

 

October 7, 2022



It’s been more than two weeks since the Cloquet school district was victimized by a hoax reporting a threat of active violence within the high school. Cloquet joined more than a dozen schools across the state in being swept up by the expansive “swatting” effort.

Rochester Mayor Kim Norton’s “beyond angry” response was widely shared across media platforms.

We can relate. But we’re not going to presume to know how we can stop foreign actors from using masking technology to make prank threats against our school communities. The calls have been made multiple times now locally, and...



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