In the wake of last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, in addition to numerous other incidents at schools such as Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in the two decades since the Columbine tragedy redefined school shootings, every threat needs to be taken seriously. Sheriff Jim DeWees told us that’s exactly how his office takes threats, thoroughly investigating each one. Of course, virtually all will be found to be hoaxes, jokes, misunderstandings or a threat made by someone with no ability to carry it out. Thankfully, as heinous and tragic as they are, school shootings are still rare. Threats are not, however, particularly in the aftermath of a shooting such as the one in Parkland.