Let’s not make light of the evolving situation at Trinity High School, where classes were canceled today because of some mysterious “obscure threat.”
School officials are doing their best to control media coverage, and plan to hold a press conference in about two hours, at 4 p.m. President Rob Mullen has not disclosed any details of the threat, and TV stations and the C-J have generally stuck with the story that classes were canceled after a threat came to light on Thursday.
But if you take a look at the coverage, as I did, you would notice that only WHAS-TV is providing additional details, revealing that the threat stems from a note found in a classroom Thursday that said there would be a shooting on Friday during fourth period. We got a similar tip here at the V.V. None of the other media has those details in its coverage.
The C-J is covering the 4 p.m. press conference live online, and it’s likely to be a big story tonight. Let’s hope there’s nothing to it.