South Carolina State Rep. Wallace Scarborough wants schools to alert parents within 30 minutes after police are called about threats or violence toward students.

The Charleston Republican's bill was prompted by an incident last October when his 12-year-old son was upset about going to school.

Through sobs, the seventh-grader explained that someone had threatened to pull the school's fire alarm and gun down students as they ran outside. When Scarborough drove up to James Island Middle School, he saw several police cars.

Nothing had happened,


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