Fake school shooting threats become national trend, Tips for driving safe

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Police tape cordons off a crime scene in Philadelphia on Dec. 14, 2018. Matt Rourke/AP Photo

The thousands of Wisconsin students who went on lockdown last week after fake school shooting threats may be part of a national trend. Then, we get defensive driving tips as reports of traffic deaths are on the rise.

Featured in this Show

  • More than a dozen Wisconsin schools among roughly 180 nationwide targeted by 'swatting' calls

    Thousands of Wisconsin students went on lockdown across 13 schools last week following hoax calls claiming an active shooter was in those schools. No real shootings took place. We speak with NPR’s domestic extremism correspondent about a trend that’s spread to 28 states since September.

  • How to stay safe on the road as traffic fatalities climb

    Traffic accidents and fatalities have been growing. We get some defensive driving tips from the McFarland police chief.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Odette Yousef Guest
  • Aaron Chapin Guest

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