A few weeks ago we had several bomb scares at our local high schools. These bomb scares have left our young high school students scared and wondering, left the Tracy Police Department asking questions and trying to find these pranksters, left the parents angry and asking questions, and shows that our school officials are totally unprepared to handle this type of emergency.
They need to have better plans for notification of the parents and evacuation of students, teachers and school personnel.
Someone knows who did this, and they need to come forward and tell the Tracy police. This would not be a case of being a coward, but being a courageous person and speaking up.
This is way beyond being a joke, these pranksters who might turn out to be students at the high schools. When and if they are caught — before facing the legal issues of their actions that may cause them to face serious jail time — these students or pranksters need professional medical and mental help.
We as a community should demand that before any jail time, community service or fines, we need to see they get this professional help. Because pulling these bomb scares are not funny — they cost time and money. Needless to say, they upset everyone involved to no end and are downright scary.
When we find these students or pranksters we should arrest them and hold them without bail. Then Tracy police should immediately get a search warrant of their homes and search for guns, explosives and weapons.
This will be good insurance that we do not have another crazy person like Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza, and that we do not have in Tracy what happened a few months ago at Sandy Hook.