Reacting to a recent rash of threats, Baltimore school officials say they now have the ability to trace suspicious incoming calls, using C&P Telephone's Star 57 program.
Yesterday's announcement came after the school system logged eight separate threats, including bomb threats, since Thursday. Though all were unfounded, a bomb threat nonetheless closed Baltimore City College on Monday.
Superintendent Richard C. Hunter met with school principals on Monday to discuss security in the schools.
The new tracing procedures call for anyone receiving a telephone threat at a school to hang up the phone and immediately press Star 57, allowing C&Ps computer to mark the call for tracing.